January Fishing Report

Water is running about 11700cfs. I hear they have been catching steelhead at Castle Rock and a catching croppy in Silver Lake. Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 673 coho adults, 16 coho jacks, 4 summer-run steelhead adults, 13 cutthroat trout, and 8 winter-run steelhead adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz salmon hatchery separator. During the past week, they have released 10 coho adults, 1 coho jack at Franklin Bridge in Packwood, and 464 coho adults, 14 coho jacks, 6 cutthroat trout and 1 winter-run steelhead into the Tilton River. Also released into the Lake Scanewa in Randle were 248 coho adults, 3 coho jacks, 4 winter-run steelhead and into the Cispus River were 110 coho adults, 1 coho jack. River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 14,400 cfs on January13, 2020. Water visibility is 4 feet and the water tempature is 44.1 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this.
Riffe Lake was at 739 ft elev. Two feet up since the week before, 10 feet below the new permanent level of the lake of 749 ft. On that day, Mossyrock Park and Taidnapam North launches were open.

January President’s Message

Happy New Year Everyone! We are hoping so far it has been a great fresh start for 2020.
The new boat should be arriving soon. Keep your eye out for the pictures.
Raffle tickets will be available starting in the new year. Tickets can be purchased at FOC Fish Pond Functions, stopping by the Barrier Dam store on contacting the store. Tickets can be purchased by phone and mailed to you.
Friends of the Cowlitz and the new boat will be heading over to Yakima for the Sportsmen Show February 14th thru February 16th. We are still looking for volunteers to help out at the show. If you are interested please contact Karen at 360.985.2495. Or if you are going on a little drive stop in and see us.

Don Glaser
FOC President