On Thursday, January 6th, I went to the State hatchery on the Lewis River and picked up 10,000 Coho eggs. The incubator is located on property owned by Raul and Claudia Moreno and is across the street from the Carty Unit. The photo taken Friday, shows that the eyes are beginning to be developed. Growth and hatching of eggs depend on the temperature of the water. Based, on a temperature of about 50 degrees, we expect the eggs to hatch on February first or a few days later.
We had planned to have students visit the incubator last year but covid prevented that. As for this year, that is yet to be determined. Raul and I both enjoy caring for these eggs. It’s a pleasure to watch them develop into little fish.
by Paul Snoey