Chum Salmon Spawning in Byrne Creek

Was elated to find a pair of chum salmon paired off and spawning in Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, BC, today. The female was flipping sideways and using her tail to dig a nest in the gravel for her eggs, while a male monitored her progress.

chum salmon spawning byrne creek burnaby bc

This year chum have been late returning, and sparse in numbers.