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2008-04-28 – Smolt Fence Begins

New smolt counting fence

New smolt counting fence

With the assistance of another great crew this year the smolt fence was successfully installed on April the 18th, and now week # 1 is in the books.The cool temperatures we experienced this spring have brought us a bounty of Pink salmon fry. Over 4000 of these little silver bullets worked their way into our fish boxes, on their way to the Puntledge estuary. Right behind the pinks were 75 opportunistic cutthroat trout, along with a smattering of coho smolts. Towards the end of the week water temperatures started to climb and it shouldn’t be long before chum fry numbers exceed the remaining pink fry.

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