Trout rescue on Saturday - Lenore

Matt Paluch

WFF Supporter
Hey everyone - If anyone is able to come help rescue trout on Saturday, I could certainly use all the help I can get. The creek at Lenore is warm, has low flows, and is jammed full of trout. My kids and I rescued a bunch last year, and we were asked to do this again this year. WDFW knows we'll be there. Please let me know either in the comments or through DM if you plan on helping. It would be particularly helpful if you have a boat net and/or buckets for transporting fish. The more fish we save from the creek, the more are in the lake to catch.
 

Irafly

Indi Ira
WFF Supporter
Excuse my ignorance, but what stops the fish from trying to come right back up the creek again?
 

cdnred

Active Member
Hey everyone - If anyone is able to come help rescue trout on Saturday, I could certainly use all the help I can get. The creek at Lenore is warm, has low flows, and is jammed full of trout. My kids and I rescued a bunch last year, and we were asked to do this again this year. WDFW knows we'll be there. Please let me know either in the comments or through DM if you plan on helping. It would be particularly helpful if you have a boat net and/or buckets for transporting fish. The more fish we save from the creek, the more are in the lake to catch.
Just trying to get an understanding about this but what's the reasoning behind the resue..? Sounds like it would make for a fun day and if it wasn't for COVID travel restriction (I'm from Canada), I'd really like to help..
 

Matt Paluch

WFF Supporter
Just trying to get an understanding about this but what's the reasoning behind the resue..? Sounds like it would make for a fun day and if it wasn't for COVID travel restriction (I'm from Canada), I'd really like to help..
The creek is too full of fish for it’s size, and that’s leading to low oxygen levels. Moving fish out will hopefully keep them alive. There are always a few around 3 feet long in there. It would be nice to keep them alive in the lake for anglers. The department of fish and wildlife has already spawned enough of the fish to raise at the hatchery.
 

msteudel

Mark Steudel
The creek is too full of fish for it’s size, and that’s leading to low oxygen levels. Moving fish out will hopefully keep them alive. There are always a few around 3 feet long in there. It would be nice to keep them alive in the lake for anglers. The department of fish and wildlife has already spawned enough of the fish to raise at the hatchery.
Has DFW though about putting a grate in front of the creek that could keep fish out during times like this? Probably too expensive and hard to do something like that
 

Matt Paluch

WFF Supporter
Has DFW though about putting a grate in front of the creek that could keep fish out during times like this? Probably too expensive and hard to do something like that
I'll talk with them. Not sure about funding and whether this is high enough on the priority list.
 

Bones

Active Member
Great idea on documenting the process. Thanks for taking the project on.

Matt-maybe you are away, given the communication with WDFW. Any idea why in recent years, fish are not congregating in the north end like years past?

My understanding is the underground spring has dried up.
 

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