Chum Salmon Spawners Spotted in Burnaby’s Byrne Creek

Yumi and I were eager to check out reports of chum back to spawn in Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby after streamkeeper volunteers Rob and Joan’s sighting yesterday.

We saw 3 live chum today, and up to 3 redds (nests of eggs in the gravel).  Yumi pegged the three as a male and 2 females (one larger chum kept bumping and bothering two lightly smaller ones…).

This is about a week earlier than they “usually” start showing up in the creek.

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