Trinity River Spawn Survey
The US Fish and Wildlife Service along with the Yurok Tribe, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service, and Hoopa Valley Tribe have another weekly update for our Trinity River mainstem spawn survey posted on the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Fisheries webpage.
This week our crews mapped 285 redds (630 total for the year) in the Reaches from Lewiston Dam to Pigeon Point, and Hawkins Bar to Weitchpec (mouth of Trinity River). The graph below is clipped from our weekly report (limited to the river upstream of Cedar Flat).
Our crews have spotted schools of adult Chinook and Coho salmon that are marking their way upstream to their spawning grounds. This means the next few weeks will be a great time to get out and see these wonderful fish as they build their redds, deposit their eggs, and insure the future of the species.