January 9 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 951 coho adults, 28 jacks and seven winter-run steelhead adults in four days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 488 coho adults and 14 coho jacks into the Cispus River upstream of the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle. They also released 137 coho adults and two coho jacks into Lake Scanewa located in Randle.

Last week, Tacoma employees released 205 coho adults, seven coho jacks, and five winter- run steelhead adults into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 9,810 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, January 9th. Visibility is at 9 feet and water temperature is 42.1 degrees F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

Click here to view a table describing the numbers of Coho transported to the Tilton, Cispus and upper Cowlitz rivers.
NOTE: The "Total Returns" are the total number of adults that returned back to the hatchery. The "Upstream Transportation" numbers are ONLY adults that were taken Upstream to those locations.