Byrne Creek Streamkeepers volunteers set out Gee traps in the creek yesterday and came back this morning to see what we got. Trapping requires a permit. Today’s results included coho salmon, cutthroat trout, and crayfish.
It was a lovely morning to be out on the creek, and we were happy to be able to get the trapping, IDing, measuring, and releasing done before spawners start to retun to the creek.
We usually do this activity earlier in the year, but were advised to postpone it because it was so hot this summer that the fish were already stressed.
It was also great to chat with folks who came by, and explain what we were doing!