General · 2nd November 2015
After a late start to the run before which we thought that this might be a disappointing year, the chum came back in an explosion. Following is an e-mail from Doug Richardson to the QISES board members about the Sunday count on Open Bay Creek.
I am quite sure that today was an all time one day record chum count in Open Bay Creek; 2930 live and 558 mortes with a total of 3488 fish. The high tide, high water and at times torrential rain were endured by David & Carol Anne Caulfield, Al Beattie and me in order to record this historic event. What is particularly exciting is that over 400 of these fish were well up into segment #3 of the creek where two years ago there were none.
We expect that other island salmon streams will produce similar conditions. Should anyone want to observe the returning salmon safely, there is a significant run in Granite Bay Creek which can be observed and photographed from the bridge. Organize a carpool and enjoy the bounty. A further report will be posted when the final counts are taken and tallied.
Thank you for posting this info.
Comment by Will LaVigne on 3rd November 2015