Welcome back to our blog series covering fisheries activities happening on Williams Lake in 2023. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can find that here.
As a brief recap, Salmon Region fisheries staff operated a fish weir on the inlet creek to Williams Lake this spring to gauge the health of the rainbow trout spawning population. This was the first of multiple surveys to be conducted on the lake this year as concern about the fishery has arisen recently due to an increase in the abundance of bridgelip suckers.
While the weir was an excellent tool to help Fish and Game monitor the current rainbow trout population, it was historically used to facilitate juvenile trout production.