February 6 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 48 coho adults, one jack and four winter-run steelhead adults and one cutthroat trout adult in five days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released nine coho adults and one winter run steelhead into Lake Scanewa located above Cowlitz Falls Dam.

Last week, Tacoma employees released 20 coho adults, one coho jack and one winter-run steelhead adult into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released 19 coho adults and one winter run steelhead adult into the Cispus River near Yellow Jacket creek.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 9,910 cubic feet per second on Monday, February 6th. Visibility is at 8 feet and the water temperature is 40.6 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.