salmon

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 [...]

Back in Bella Coola

August 1st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

August 1, 2017 - I usually come up to Bella Coola in September, for a couple of days of Chinook collection on the Atnarko. It’s usually a couple of amazing days of drift boats, tangle nets, big fish, and lots of grizzly bears. But I thought I’d switch it up this year since I have [...]

Egg Picking (317/365)

November 13th, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

November 13, 2015 - Egg picking is a thankless, repetitive, tedious job. But the benefits in reducing losses from fungus are worth the effort. In any batch of eggs, some will not survive and they can become a surface for fungus to grow and proliferate in the incubator. Where large batches of eggs are being [...]

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 [...]