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Total Fish Counts: October - December 2023

4:42 AM · Jan 7, 2024

The total fish numbers for October 1 - to December 31, 2023, are actual counts of different species recorded by the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby 24/7 live-stream video. There were 8,108 fish that passed upstream through the fishway at Winchester Dam. In December, 482 winter steelhead and 102 coho salmon were counted. The total coho count is 7,053 during this period with only a couple more weeks in January for the 2023 brood year. The North Umpqua winter steelhead return for 2023-2024 is off to a good start with the recent warmer water temperatures with 105 fish counted on December 31st. To date, 10 winter steelhead have been fin-clipped and counted as hatchery fish.

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