Sockeye smolt?

Sockeye smolt?

The last rainfall (Tue) gave us a record (I hope) amount of smolts in the box (1923) and virtually no chum fry (mind you the smolts had nice fat bellies soooo).  There were quite a few cutthroat and even some rainbow trout come through as well.  We also had a bit of a mystery fish, show here, with very faint markings and a distinct greenish tinge rather than the silver we are used to.  It was tentatively identified as a sockeye smolt that perhaps swam up from the Puntledge one rainy day in search of dinner.  The next day we were down to 200+ smolts and 200+ chum fry so perhaps the rain washed most of the babies out of the system and we will be back to reasonable numbers for the rest of the season so we can give our aching backs a rest.

Crashing Halt to Season