January 3 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 132 coho adults, eight jacks, five winter-run steelhead adults and one cutthroat trout in four days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 19 coho adults and three coho jacks into the Cispus River upstream of the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle and they released 56 coho adults, 3 coho jacks and one winter-run steelhead at Franklin Bridge located in Packwood.

Last week, Tacoma employees released 48 coho adults, two coho jacks, four winter run steelhead adults and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 9,970 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, January 3rd. Visibility is at 10 feet and water temperature is 42.8 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.