quote:Originally posted by chris73
I thought I start a new thread for this as we always like to find this info later on in one place to reference for arguments; plus if all of you involved or interested in hatchery programs and all of you with local river experience post your knowledge about this year's returns we can get a good picture where our coast is at this year and where the "hot" and cold spots are. Latter is interesting for further anlysis about the whys and hows...
From what I have seen so far this year:
1) Campbell River/Quinsam R: Record returns of pinks (>800k), strong returns of springs, and expected good coho returns from first in-river counts and reports from fisherman in the approaching waters.
2) Sooke River: Hatchery volunteers had one attempt for brood stock today and got probably close to 30% of the springs they need in one shot. Water at the hatchery still too low otherwise they could have kept even more. Looks like a good year for springs. Chum showing already strong (quite early already) in the river. Coho only few so far but lots showing in the approaching waters outside the river. Looks like a good year for the Sooke.
3) Stamp River: Springs at 5k so far with 2X000 needed
. Cohos and sockeye strong this year.
Any numbers and reports from other systems yet? Or updates on the mentioned rivers?