Little Manistee Harvest Weir & River Photos
|Have you ever
been to a Salmon weir, or egg taking station before? If you
haven't, get your chair comfortable and just click on the photos.
In this brief article you'll see Kings in the raceway on their journey
into the holding pens, what the actual weir looks like, and you'll get an
firm idea of what the water clarity is all about. Enjoy, Capt. John
I spoke with Steve A worker from American Canadian Fisheries today (9/18/07) about the stolen aluminum floor plates/boards that happened on 9/6/07. He said the boards were for keeping water in the holding pens and have been recently replaced. It seems MDNR got smart and took steps to discourage scrap stealers by bolting the aluminum down. Estimated cost to replace these boards was around $7k.
We all know how media is and how they tend to make a bigger story than necessary. Channel 7 TV in Traverse City, MI was spewing this would prevent the egg take at one Michigan's largest egg taking stations, the Little Manistee Harvest Weir.
So, not to worry ....all is fine now!
Deeper into my conversation with Steve,
he informed me there were about 1500 early run Kings that would be
harvested on 9/19/07. This first batch of Kings to enter the weir
would trucked to Bear Lake, MI for
processing, then sold thru local outlets. Steve's job was tending
the grounds on the inside of the fence, putting Salmon back in the water
that have jumped out of holding pens.
Here's a link to
another article I did in 2001 on this same subject: