Our next stop was Moricetown to see the native fishery in the Canyon. I am always amazed how the salmon can navigate such treacherous waters enroute to their spawning grounds.
You can actually see the salmon jumping in this photo. In past years, natives fished for salmon with long gaf poles that were easily 30-40 feet long. They would gaf any fish that bumped into the pole the submerged pole. Could have been salmon, steelhead or anything else for that matter. Since they only kept the salmon, many steelhead were killed by accident or damaged and left to die upstream. I asked why they were now using dip nets and was told it was one of the measures being used to help preserve more of the fish stock. With dip nets, they can see what fish they have caught and release unwanted fish. Now that is smart thinking.
We bought two pink salmon to throw on the BBQ once we get to Prince George. They are only allowed to sell pinks to the public.