The end of the trout monitoring season showed some good numbers of Cutthroat in Bee Creek, plus a healthy 50 mm Coho Salmon fry. In warm sunny weather we were joined by Nicole, our new ELSI volunteer and she learned how set traps, measure water temperature, measure fork length and record the data. She learned a lot in a few hours.
The Coho fry was its third stage of its life cycle, coming after eggs and alevins. Although they are always found in Colwood Creek just north of us, it is rare to see one in Bee Creek.
With winter arriving, the annual summary of findings will begin, but based on initial results 2020 appears to have shown that creek is remaining healthy and that the cutthroat numbers are staying consistent.