“You cannot step into the same river twice…”– Heraclitus
Welcome to the Salmonwatchers volunteer page. Through the salmonwatching program we are trying to answer the following questions about salmon and trout in our streams: what types of salmon and trout are present in our streams and where (Sit Spots)? how do numbers of spawning salmon compare from year to year in Shinglemill and Judd Creeks (Reach walks)? How far up our creeks do salmon go (Furthest limit checkpoints)? Below you can read this season’s vital statistics and download salmonwatcher information and datasheets. Have fun out there, be safe, and thanks to all of you volunteering your time on the creeks!
Creeks where salmon have been seen this season: Judd (107), Shinglemill (45), Fisher (2)
Creek with the most salmon seen so far: Judd
First salmon observed by:
Most salmon in a day: Rayna Holtz (14)
Number of confirmed redds: 23 (Judd), 5 (Shinglemill)
updated: January 11, 2015, 11:02 am
Click on the photo below to see a regularly updated album from our Salmonwatchers in the field!
Coho salmon entering Shinglemill Creek. photo by: Cece Reoux
A great compilation video of salmon migrating Judd Creek by Peter Cummings.
Check out this salmon spawning video by Kelly Keenan taken in Judd Creek this year.
Video spawning salmon in lower Judd Creek farthest recorded downstream location for spawning coho by Bianca Perla.
Salmonwatcher training slide presentation (SW pdf document)
Salmonwatcher electronic datasheet:
Salmonwatcher map of spots and reaches
List of Salmonwatcher creek assignments 2014
To read previous reports on Vashon Salmon visit our Research page
For more help with salmon identification visit King County’s Fish identification page
Remember if you have any questions or to report a fish sighting email or call Bianca: 206-755-5798. firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form.
Thank you for participating!
featured photo by: Kelly Keenan