Fraser Valley Tour II

At another point in the tour of the lower Fraser Valley we hiked out to a favoured fishing spot and there, where the side creek joined up with the Fraser, we stood for a while watching the very sizeable salmon rising and feeding at the confluence of currents.

One of the important points about this video is that you see the strength of the current, the roiling of the eddies, and this is nearly the lowest ebb of the river. Each fall, with the last of the snowmelt and before the rains begin in earnest, the river is relatively slow and now is the time many of the salmon surge up the river to spawn. But this year the salmon run is hardly noticeable, the worst returns on record for many species. There should be dozens, possibly hundreds of fish rising at all times, here you see a half dozen in twice as many seconds.