Monthly Archives: July 2014

Salmon River summer

These photos, taken on July 11,  2014 where the Salmon River crosses 56th Ave. and heading a little east, were provided by SRES society member Fred Trzaskowski.

“Interesting watching the crayfish stalking the young rainbow trout smolts and seeing the deer tracks and the coyote print. The river is full of the small smolts swimming into the current and some even catch things on top as they float by. I could not see what they were catching, but they saw food,” he wrote.

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Thousands of invasive fish captured

EF1A team of biology students and staff at Trinity Western University went out on two consecutive nights in June to capture and remove invasive fish in McMillan Lake on the campus. Final numbers aren’t in, but thousands of fish were caught.

Last year, a 20-lb carp was the biggest catch. A total of 579 fish were caught over the 2 nights. All but 10 were non-native!

McMillan Lake connects with the Salmon River during periods of high water and some invasive fish, like the large-mouth bass, feed on juvenile coho. “We are trying to restore and renew the lake to a state where it could provide habitat for over-wintering juvenile Coho salmon,” said David Clements, Ph.D., professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.

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