May 31, 2018

may troutIn May, we started to learn how and why we monitor creeks that feed into Esquimalt Lagoon. Judy and I walked to each of four sites at Havenwood and we set four Gee traps, loaded with smoked oysters. Small trout swim in the either end of the trap as it lies on the creek bed and are unable to swim out.
The next day, we retrieved the trap, poured the water and trout into a bucket. After measuring each one carefully, they were gently returned to the creek. Trout were measured easily by placing them into a plastic bag which had a ruler at the bottom.

We retrieved eight Cutthroat  in May.

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