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2003 Winter & Summer Steelhead Smolt Stocking

State, tribal, federal and regional enhancement groups steelhead smolt releases between March 1 and June 15, 2003. Smolts are defined as hatchery reared steelhead released at a minimum size of 10 fish per pound. The majority of the adult returns from these releases are expected during the 2004-2005 winter (Nov. 1 to Apr. 30) and 2005 summer seasons. (Select system totals in italics)

"y" indicates a yearling plant (10-20 fish/lb.)
"0" indicates a stream that had a plant last year

Puget Sound &
Strait of Juan de Fuca River Systems
Name of Stream
Winter
Summer
Nooksack River
160,000
 
Whatcom Creek
5,400
 
Skagit River System 
513,300
 
  Skagit River Mainstem
225,000
 
Baker River
68,000
 
Sauk River
20,000
 
Cascade River
200,300
 
Stillaguamish River System 
161,600
45,600
  Stillaguamish R. Mainstem
0
0
Canyon Creek
15,200
0
North Fork
146,400
45,600
Snohomish River System 
433,600
177,800
  Skykomish River
143,600
107,200
Pilchuck River (Snoh.)
35,300
 
Snoqualmie River
161,700
44,900
Tolt River
20,000
 
Raging River
11,800
0
Sultan River
24,600
10,450
Wallace River
19,700
 
Skykomish River, N. Fork
16,900
15,300
Green River (King Co.)
155,400
59,000
Puyallup River System 
200,000
 
  White (Stuck) River
0
 
Carbon River (Voight Cr.)
200,000
 
Deschutes River
27,000
 
Skokomish River
55,800
 
Hamma Hamma
900
 
Duckabush River
10,000
 
Dosewallips River
12,500
 
Dungeness River
13,700
 
Morse Creek
5,000
 
Elwha River
99,600
 
Lyre River
25,000
5,000
Pysht River
10,000
 
Clallam River
5,000
 
Hoko River
19,000
 
Sekiu River
5,500
 
Sail River
0
 
 
 
Coastal
River Systems
Name of Stream
Winter
Summer
Waatch River
20,300
 
Sooes River
169,800
 
Quillayute River System 
192,500
28,700
  Sol Duc River
50000 y
5,500
Bogachiel River
85,000
 
Calawah River
57,500
23,200
Goodman Creek
20,000
 
Hoh River
101,600
 
Salmon R. (Jefferson Co.)
175,900
 
Quinault River
182,400
 
Humptulips River
44,000
 
Hoquiam River, East Fork
3,600
 
Chehalis River System 
321,100
105,500
  Chehalis River Mainstem
42,000
45,000
Wynoochee River
141,500
60,500
Satsop River, East Fork
57,000
 
Skookumchuck River
70,000
 
Newaukum River
10,600
 
Johns River
17,500
 
Elk River
5,000
 
North River
10,000
 
Smith Creek
12,000
 
Willapa River
12,000
 
North Nemah River
10,400
 
Naselle River
56,000
 
 
 
Columbia River
System and Tributaries
Name of Stream
Winter
Summer
Grays River, West Fork
43,800
 
Elochoman River
95,100
27,900
Cowlitz River System 
427,100
279,100
  Cowlitz River Mainstem  
72,300
Coweeman River
19,900
 
Toutle River, South Fork  
23,900
Green River (Cowlitz Co.)  
24,200
Blue Creek
392,000
158,700
Cispus River
15200 y
 
Kalama River System 
76,900
61,100
  Kalama River Mainstem
16,000
53,000
Gobar Creek
60,900
8,000
Lewis River System  
194,600
310,000
  Lewis River Mainstem  
58,000
North Fork
102,400
225,000
East Fork
92,200
27,000
Salmon Creek (Clark Co.)
20,000
 
Washougal River System 
63,200
61,200
  Washougal River
42,000
30,000
North Fork
21,200
31,200
Little White Salmon/Drano Lk  
14,200
White Salmon River (Big)
23,500
 
Klickitat River  
103,200
Walla Walla River System     
  Walla Walla R. Mainstem  
103,000
Touchet River  
131,900
Snake River System   
455,800
  Snake River, Lower  
60,000
Tucannon River  
159,200
Grand Ronde River  
236,600
Mid Columbia R. (Ringold)  
171,600
Wenatchee River  
156,100
  Chiwawa River  
145,900
Methow River  
215,800
  Twisp River  
105,300
Chewuch River  
107,100
Okanogan River  
65,900
  Salmon Creek  
8,700
Omak Creek  
25,100
Similkameen River  
50,900