Our trackers floated from Hendricks to Bellinger on Friday, 6/8, and located eight fish, including Eeyore, Dasha, Sonya, Radio, Finn, Lenny, Waldo, and Wanda. These fish haven’t moved much in the preceding several weeks. Finn and Wanda have not moved in several months. Finn has been hanging around RM 20.4, and Wanda at RM 22.7. Many of the volunteers have suspected that one or both of these fish are dead.
On Sunday, 6/10, one of our volunteer crews was tagging fish for the Mark & Recapture Study. They had caught several fish on the evening…
Julia was fishing a softhackle at RM 20.4, midstream (abeam of the log on river left), and hooked a nice fish. We landed it and when it was in the bucket, I noticed it had a floy tag – Julia’s first recaptured fish. Nice. I got to work scraping off the algae and read #02811. I brought the fish out to measure, and saw an 8” long wire protruding from its abdomen! Awesome!
Sure enough, we’d recaptured #013, Finn, who had been tagged on 10/19, and hadn’t moved a lick since. When tagged, he was 297mm – yesterday he measured out at 318mm and appeared in good health.