Chum on the run, heading upstream to spawn!

Chum on the run, heading upstream to spawn!

Wendy and her assistant walked Morrison four times in Oct.  Interesting to see a variety of species on the 14th, but very low numbers.  Maybe the next big weather system will get things moving a bit more.  It is amazing for the youth to witness salmon returning to spawn in Morrison Creek.  Outdoor classrooms are the best!  Below are the numbers observed:

 
October 7, 2010

Puntledge Park confluence to First Street culvert – Pinks: 4 alive, 281 dead
First Street culvert to Puntledge School footbridge – Pinks 241 dead (this number includes 43 dead in the side channel)
Puntledge School footbridge to Morrison Park footbridge – Limited time so we didn’t walk this part
 
October 14, 2010
Puntledge Park confluence to First Street culvert
        Pink 134 dead; Chum 3 alive and 2 dead; Coho 5 dead; Chinook 2 dead
First Street culvert to Puntledge School footbridge
        Pink 226 dead (this number includes 26 dead in the side channel)
Puntledge School footbridge to Morrison Park footbridge
        Pink 105 dead; coho 1 dead; chinook 1 alive
We checked the bridge at Lake Trail Road, but no fish.
October 27, 2010
start: above railroad bridge over Morrison creek mainstem
coho: female 2 alive and one dead (dead one was still very silver and spawned out), male 6 alive
finish: Morrison mainstem by Trib 7
 
start: below railroad bridge over Morrison creek mainstem
No coho observed
 
No coho observed in Nellie Creek 
 
October 28, 2010
start: above Morrison mainstem by Trib 7
coho: 1 male
 
No coho observed in Nellie Creek 
 
Puntledge Park to First Street
chinook: 3 dead
chum: 56 dead, 38 alive
coho: 2 dead, 5 alive

Nov Maintains Trend