We seined the river in five different locations this year for brood stock (Pinks) at the same time hoping for getting a few Chinook Salmon as a bonus. As it turned out Mother Nature smiled on us this time and we were able capture many more Chinook Salmon than in years past, so it was a very successful effort.
We are almost finished collecting our Coho eggs so it will be a relief when that is complete as we did not see the normal surge of fish as in other years.
To be able to capture the fish, take the eggs, and set up the trays and do the first round of picking the dead eggs requires a tremendous amount of volunteer time. In addition this time of year requires people to come in for leaf patrol, so our screens are kept clear to keep the water running to the system.
This year we asked our great group of people to come in many times between our regular Tuesday gatherings to accomplish these chores. Our dedicated and hardworking members responded without hesitation each and every time they were asked! Without this type of cooperation none of these tasks would have been possible. Congratulations and thank you to our ORES volunteer family.
Starting next Tuesday (hopefully) the tickets for the annual Pot-Luck Christmas Party to be held on Dec. 5 will be available. If you have any items to contribute to the Silent Auction please contact any member of the executive committee.