Salmon fry released 3-5 years ago from the CWCAP and SIS salmon programs return in late October.
Over the last several years, first sightings of salmon in Piper’s Creek have occurred in late October. Following that general pattern, peaks in numbers of adults occur in mid-to-late November with numbers of new arrivals tapering off towards the first week in December.
Last Spring 2017, CWCAP released about 92,000 Chum salmon fry from Venema Creek. From the same location, 28 local public and private schools released about 5,500 Chum salmon fry. Some of those fish will some day return to this system in 3-5 years.
More to come…