Weaver Creek Salmon Spawning

My friend Graham was staying with me for a few days. Sunday morning we took a quick trip inland to check out a salmon spawning creek. We headed up near Harrison Hot Springs to the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel. This one is a man-made facility to help the little fish make sure they have a fighting chance.

Graham at the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel 

Graham at the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel 

The fish coming back to spawn are sockeye, chum and pink salmon - mostly sockeye. It was a very cool place. They actually control the species and sex of the fish that they let into the spawning channel, to ensure an optimal mix of fish. Pretty amazing. The site itself is very nice - lots of trees, and this long meandering stream winding its way through the site. 

From one end of the stream to the other, there were tons of fish, most of them quite a fair size. Of course, once salmon spawn they die - to the stream was also filled with the bodies of lost of dead salmon - and the smell wasn't pleasant either.