Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Arrival of the kokanee

Kokanee salmon at the Nature Center.

Kokanee are “land-locked” salmon; they don’t make the trek from the ocean. Instead, they migrate through streams and lakes. Because the Nature Center is a human-made environment with no access to streams or lakes, these fish were stocked (and fishing is prohibited). The Center features viewing areas where you can watch the fish spawn, see egg masses, new hatchlings, and full grown lunkers.

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A trout that doesn't think two jumps and several runs ahead of the average fisherman is mighty apt to get fried.
~Beatrice Cook, Till Fish Do Us Part, 1949

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
~Author Unknown


Katie said...

How big are the salmon in this photo? I've never heard of Kokanee salmon; interesting to learn about them. Love the Author Unknown quote - sounds better than being at work all day!

Ms M said...

These Kokanee were born in the spring of this year and will grow larger. Kokanee are found in the Pacific NW; Washington, Oregon, Idaho.

I agree with you on the Author Unknown quote! :-)