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Post 05/23/2016

May 23 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 743 spring Chinook adults, 168 jacks, 79 winter-run steelhead adults and 34 summer-run steelhead adults during five days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Post 05/16/2016

Tacoma Power announces May 18 Cowlitz fisheries public meeting

Monday, May 16-- Tacoma Power, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Cowlitz Fisheries Technical Committee will host a public meeting about Cowlitz River fisheries and hatchery programs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19.

The meeting will take place at Centralia College’s Walton Science Center, Room 121 (620 Centralia College Blvd.).
Post 05/02/2016

May WDFW Weekender Report for SW Washington

Columbia River salmon: The spring chinook fishery is closed below Bonneville Dam, where the count of fish up the fish ladders will determine whether or not the season will be extended this month. The closure includes fishing for salmon, steelhead and shad in the 145-mile section of the Columbia River downstream from the dam.
Post 04/16/2016

Chehalis River spring chinook fishery opens

Chehalis River spring chinook fishery opens April 16

Action: Opens Chehalis River to spring chinook fishing.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. April 16 through 11:59 p.m. June 30, 2016.
Post 04/08/2016

Small sanctuary created on upper Cowlitz River

Action: The upper Cowlitz River from the Skate Creek (Franklin) Bridge in Packwood downstream 50 feet will be closed to all fishing.

Effective dates: April 9, 2016, until further notice.