• Some area lakes are planted with large rainbow trout.
• Weekend rain brings much-needed help to rivers.
• Salmon fishing through Puget Sound has been slow.
A failure of a generator and pump system led to the death last week of an estimated 200,000 coho salmon fry at the Kalama Falls Hatchery in Cowlitz County.
The state department of Fish and Wildlife said late Monday that the fry suffocated March 9 when the failures reduced the water flow into the incubation room.
About 1.1 million fall chinook and 500,000 spring chinook have been moved to other Lewis River hatcheries as s safeguard while repairs are made.