- Spawned out Kennedy Creek chum- November 4th
Thousands of chum salmon have started to make their journey up Kennedy Creek to spawn. The past weeks small rain events have push this fish out of the estuary in to the spawning grounds. It’s great to see the chum are here.
Squaxin Island Tribe treaty fisheries do target chum destined for Totten inlet streams. The fishery is managed according to escapement requirements for stocks that are intercepted. The Totten Inlet escapement goal for this year is 11, 500 chum.
Weekly adult spawner stream surveys are conducted to ensure we are meeting escapement goals.
Kennedy Creek Adult Spawner Survey Counts
Date River Mile Observer Live Dead
10/15/2009 0.0-2.3 WDFW 0 3
10/22/2009 0.0-2.3 WDFW 151 3
10/29/2009 0.0-2.3 WDFW 2503 3
11/5/2009 0.0-2.3 WDFW 7208 223
Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail is a great place to view spawning chum.
The trail is open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm on the following days in November:
* Weekends (10/31/09 – 11/29/09)
* Day after Thanksgiving (11/27/09)
* Veteran’s Day (11/11/09)
For more information go South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Groups Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail website.