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Post 09/15/2014

Cowlitz Fish Report for September 15

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 672 fall Chinook adults, 26 jacks, 322 summer-run steelhead, 76 coho salmon adults, five jacks, 66 spring Chinook adults, nine mini-jacks and 17 cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Post 09/05/2014

Cowlitz Trout Hatchery ADA fishing site will close for construction period

OLYMPIA - The wheelchair-accessible fishing platforms next to the boat launch at the Cowlitz Trout Hatchery will be closed during a construction project Sept. 8-16.

Crews with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be enlarging the fishing platforms and paving the path and parking lot.

Funding for the project was provided by a grant from the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office.
Post 09/03/2014

WDFW expands "Fish Washington" website

OLYMPIA - With millions of visits since its launch in 2012, Fish Washington webpages have been providing the "when's, where's and how-to's" of fishing in Washington to anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Now, after developing new content for nearly a year, The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has expanded the site to provide additional details about fishing Washington's outer coast, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the San Juan Islands, Hood Canal, and Puget Sound.
Post 09/02/2014

September WDFW Weekender Report for Southwest Washington

Fishing: September is prime time for salmon fishing in the Columbia River Basin, where large numbers of fish are moving upriver and into tributaries on both sides of Bonneville Dam. Chinook fishing at Buoy 10 near the mouth of the river closes Sept. 1 at the end of the day, but anglers will still have plenty of opportunity to catch chinook salmon, coho and steelhead in the weeks ahead.
Post 05/28/2014

"Decision Documents" and FTC meeting summaries updated on Tacoma Power's Fisheries Technical Committee Web site

Tacoma Power recently added on its Cowlitz Fisheries Committee Web page these “decision documents”.
  • HOR Steelhead to upper Cowlitz River Basin
  • Coded-wire strategy: Cowlitz Falls Dam
  • 2014 Mayfield downstream fish survival study
  • 2014 Cowlitz Falls Dam FCE study
  • Cowlitz Falls Dam No. Shore Collector - 60% design approval
Also on that page are links to the Fisheries Technical Committee meeting summaries for January through April 2014 (and for previous years).

For more links to information about Cowlitz River fisheries plans, go to
this page at CowlitzFish.net