May Fishing Report

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 169 winter-run steelhead adults, 60 spring chinook adults, 18 spring chinook jacks, 11 summer-run steelhead adults, and one cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. During the week, Tacoma Power released 10 winter-run steelhead adults and one cutthroat trout into the Cispus River near Yellow Jacket Creek and 10 spring chinook adults, one spring chinook jack and eight winter-run steelhead into Lake Scanewa near Randle. Tacoma Power release eight winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approx. 6070 cps on Monday May 10, 2021. Water visibility is 11 feet and the water temperature is 48.2F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

May Message to Members

Hello FOC members, friends and family.

Let’s Welcome our new President and Vice President to Friends of the Cowlitz. Fred Ming and Howard Paul. They have each been members of FOC for many years and helping out with events, etc. and now have decided to take on these new tasks.

We will also be getting a new Office Manager, Please Welcome Melissa. Leah has decided to step away after over 10+ years of service to FOC.

Please bare with us as we get everything moving along.
If any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us.


FOC Staff