January 17 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 203 coho adults, 15 jacks, four winter-run steelhead adults and two cutthroat trout in five days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 101 coho adults and eight coho jacks into Lake Scanewa located above Cowlitz Falls Dam and they released 11 coho adults and one coho jack into the Cispus River upstream of the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle.

Last week, Tacoma employees released 74 coho adults, five coho jacks, four winter-run steelhead adults and two cutthroat trout into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 8,730 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, January 17th. Visibility and temperature were not available. 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.