Weir in the Water: Step by step

The weir is officially up and running for the 2014 season. With the water low in the Koeye we had an easy time getting everything in place and assembled.  Now we are just waiting for a splash of rain and the coming round of higher tides to get the fish on the move. So far we have tagged and passed 5 chrome bright wild sockeye above the fence. I thought it might be worth posting a handful of photos to show folks what the process of building the weir actually looks like. Turns out it’s actually quite simple, and miraculously all the panels and tripods from last year are still in good condition.


The crew taking a short break from moving tripods into the water


Getting rocks and sandbags to weigh down each tripod


Halfway done putting the panels on the weir


and we’re fishing


Weir Progress and a Visitor


On Wednesday, in the midst of getting the weir built and installed we had a visitor to the weir site. Taking it’s time crossing the river and moseying downriver the bear gave us lots of opportunity for a few photos.

The weir is up and running and we are expecting the first few sockeye on this evenings high tide. More pictures and a proper update when I am back in town after this weekend.