How Well Do You Know Your Juvenile Salmon Species?

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Fish Sampling at Fisher Slough

Photographed by Julie Morse, Regional Ecologist

Answer: (Photo 1) Cutthroat Trout on top, Steelhead on bottom! Did you know? Steelhead are listed as a federal threatened species. 

Last week, we spent some time at Fisher Slough with our partner Skagit River System Cooperative, catching and sampling fish! Our partners are especially busy now during the spring Chinook run, but we’re so thankful they’ve been out running the Fyke net year-round. In fact, they have been monitoring the salmon runs in the Skagit Watershed for 20 years! 

Unfortunately, we didn’t catch any Chinook on this day of our fish sampling, but here are some fantastic photos of a day spent working for nature!

Learn more general facts on these species here.