Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum No such thing as rainbow trout, only landlocked steelhead

Thread: ReEvolution of the Cowlitz Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
08-04-2000 08:05 AM
juro
RE:ReEvolution of the Cowlitz

YEEEHAH!!!!

As I have said a hundred times (101), the state of the Cow is not her fault! The Cowlitz is an incredible salmonid factory, too bad we thought we could do a better job than mother nature when we built the dams.
08-03-2000 07:05 PM
Doublespey
ReEvolution of the Cowlitz

Thought you might find this interesting. A long-time state fisheries biologist and avid flyfisher wrote this. posted 08-03-2000 12:01 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey guys,
The Cowlitz meeting in Chehalis tonight made me think of something I just heard the other day. Over 200 (!) wild steelhead returned to the Cowlitz River this season and were passed into the upper river. Also, about 200 surplus later winter run hatchery fish were also transferred to the upper river. So a little over 400 steelhead went to the upper Cowlitz and Cispus Rivers this year and deposited eggs in the gravel the old fashioned way! Obviously, there's a long way to go, but I think this is a pretty cool start.

Oh, and a really interesting thing is that wild steelhead smolts had a three times higher survival rate than their hatchery cousins. Surprised?

And they continue to get better at collecting downstream migrants (the most important part of restoration) at Cowlitz Falls. WDFW transported over 19,000 spring chinook smolts (so far), 105,000 coho, 16,000 steelhead, and 1,300 cutthroat smolts around the dams this spring.

On the Cowlitz, the times they are a changin'.

Sincerely,

Salmo g.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)