Welcome Back Silvers! Campaign
The boys–and girls–are back in town. Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), commonly called “silvers” due to their ocean-phase coloration, are again swimming through the upper reaches of Chimacum Creek! Here’s a full list of the sightings reported by our dedicated Coho Spawner Survey Volunteers (and one from the YMCA Chimacum After-the-Bell students):
-Two Coho near FinnRiver Farm on 12/3, observed by Jay Hagar and Pat McConnell
-Five Coho near the intersection of Center Road and Egg and I Road on 12/4, observed by Rebecca Merris-Minor and Patrick Ryland
-Four Coho on the Lower East Fork on 12/7, observed by Jeff Taylor and Anna Casey
-Two Coho near Chimacum Elementary School on 12/11, observed by the Trevor Smith and YMCA After-the-Bell group–wooo! way to go!!
-Seven live Coho, one carcass, and two redds at HJ Carroll Park on 12/13, observed by Mike Marson, Joe Lacono and Terra Girard
– A Bald Eagle eagerly tearing a Coho carcass to shreds on an iced-over stretch of the West Fork of Chimacum Creek, observed by Keith and River Kisler
Have you seen Coho in Chimacum Creek this year? Help us give them a warm welcome home by sharing your sightings on our facebook page. And while you’re out and about searching for fish, keep a look out for one of our “Welcome Back Silvers” signs posted at a local establishment near you!
Check our facebook page throughout this year’s run to track the movement of Coho in the Chimacum Creek watershed.
Welcome back, Coho!!