Cutthroat

Looks like the predictions of bigger fish this week have panned out, the cutthroat trout in the adjacent picture was 403mm, huge by our standards. This fish was one of 48 cutthroat and 12 rainbow trout that passed through the box this week. Coho numbers also jumped up for a total of 452 smolts, and 101 coho fry. Fish are not the only creatures on the move, lamprey have also begun their migration to spawning sites in the river system. If you have a keen eye you may notice the lamprey pairs making their nesting beds, they prefer small gravel creek bottoms in areas of slow moving water.

Volunteers thankful for increasing temperatures