January 30 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 286 coho adults, 12 jacks and 11 winter-run steelhead adults in five days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 49 coho adults and one winter run steelhead into Lake Scanewa located above Cowlitz Falls Dam and they released 99 coho adults, two coho jacks and one winter run steelhead at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.

Last week, Tacoma employees released 129 coho adults, 10 coho jacks and eight winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released five coho adults into the Cispus River near Yellow Jacket creek.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 5,200 cubic feet per second on Monday, January 30th. Visibility is at 7 feet and the 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.