Yumi and I did a spawner patrol today from the confluence with John Mathews Creek to the stairs in the ravine.
The redd at the confluence with John Mathews looked bigger.
1 dead coho about 15m u/s of the confluence with John Mathews, but it was unreachable in a deep pool. Looked small so possibly a jack or jill.
Appeared to be 1 or 2 redds just d/s of Byrne bridge.
2 live chum in sediment pond
2 live coho in sediment pond
1 live jack in sediment pond
1 dead chum, female, 62cm, not spawned, in sediment pond
redd d/s of first bend in spawning channel
1 dead chum, male, 56cm, loose milt, about 10 meters d/s of the footbridge in lower ravine.
1 dead chum, female, 60cm, not spawned, at the upper end of the washout in the lower ravine
A bit depressing to be finding chum females not spawned. . .
Also three mergansers, one male, two female in overflow pond, a couple of mallards, one heron d/s of John Mathews confluence, one downy woodpecker about halfway between Byrne bridge and John Mathews.
NOTE: It is illegal to interfere with spawning salmon. Streamkeepers have training, and permission from DFO, to patrol to observe and enumerate salmon returning to spawn, and to collect data (species, length, sex, spawned/unspawned) on salmon after they die.