Anderson Lake

August 16th, 2017|Just Thinking|

August 16th, 2017 - Any day that work involves riding the motorcycle to a hatchery, and then taking a fabulously scenic drive to visit a spawning channel and look over the debris field from a landslide, and visit a gorgeous lake, is always a good day. However, not all facets of the day were positive. [...]

Sort, kill, strip, repeat…

August 2nd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017, Travel|

August 2, 2017 - There was only one thing on the agenda today, work. And work hard. There are four creeks that the facility takes and releases chum to: Snootli Creek, Thorsen Creek, Saloompt Creek, and Fish Creek at the Airport Channel. Each has a fence installed at this time of year, the fence traps [...]

Nature always runs its course (273/365)

September 30th, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

September 30, 2015 - This may seem morbid to some. To me it's a continuation of the cycle of life that salmon engage in. This Conuma River Chinook salmon spent four or more years in the sea, and returned to spawn in its natal river. When it completed its biological imperative, it was exhausted and [...]

The “Not-So-Swift” (250/365)

September 7th, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

September 7, 2015 - Today was Labour Day, and I was definitely labouring. Particularly given the sore muscles I still have from that little bike ride Friday. The first egg take I usually take part in each "fall" is the sockeye egg take on the Upper Pitt River. The program started last week and I [...]

The Circle Closes (239/365)

August 27th, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

August 27, 2015 - Another day out in the field, this time to Gates Creek Spawning Channel in D'Arcy, on the Mainland past Pemberton. We got up to D'Arcy around 11:15am to meet the channel manager and as we were making introductions two guys came out of the building and pointed to the mountain on [...]