Draft no. 2; the purpose of this study was to determine the steelhead fry rearing capability of reach two of Big Silver Creek and reach one of Clear Creek, a tributary. The two reaches provide a total of 35,038 m2 of suitable steelhead fry habitat, which could potentially support 17,371 1.5g fry. Small numbers of rainbow trout juveniles were captured by open-site electrofishing in both reaches. It is unknown whether these fish are migratory (steelhead) or resident. Adult steelhead presence should be confirmed by March/April snorkeling and/or angling. Before steelhead fry stocking is considered, present fish densities should be determined by closed-site electrofishing.
Bech, Poul. 1989. Steelhead Rearing Potential of Upper Big Silver Creek. Ministry of Environment. Lower Mainland Regional Fisheries Report. RFR LM197