The Cowlitz River is back to normal regulations, so you are now allowed two coho adults. The first winter run steelhead has shown up in the hatchery last week. Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 1102 coho adults, 17 coho jacks, 4 summer-run steelhead, 3 cutthroat trout, 3 fall chinook adults, and 1 winter-run steelhead during 5 days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 110 coho adults and 4 coho jacks into the Cispus River by Yellow Jacket creek near Randle, and they released 410 coho adults and 5 coho jacks into Lake Scanewa located near Randle. Tacoma Power released 116 coho adults at Franklin Bridge in Packwood and they released 75 coho adults, 2 cutthroat trout, 1 winter-run steelhead, and 3 fall Chinook adults into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,780 cubic feet per second on Monday December 16th.
Take a Day and go Fishing!