We are still tweaking things at the smolt fence, looking for those elusive little holes fish seem to find so easily. At one point we were down to zero fish being caught. By week’s end things are finally working the way they should. Mostly we are getting a few nice coho smolts and lots of newly emerged chum.
This year we sealed the fence to the stream bed with a very wide (about 8 feet) poly apron sandwiched between the fence panels and 2 x 6 laid on the stream bed.The hole we found was at the apex, under the Fyke net where the 2 x 6s didn’t quite meet.