The fishladder has closed for the 2014 season and and the salmon cam has been de-activated for the fall and winter.
When operating, the underwater camera is located at the base of the fishadder. It provides a rare opportunity to see a variety of species of Yukon fish, including arctic grayling, whitefish, lake trout, longnose sucker, and starting in early August, Chinook salmon. Note that in the early part of the season, the water often appears murky. It clears as the weeks go along. Here is a short video we took of the salmon travelling through the ladder during the 2013 migration.
In 2013, a total of 1,139 salmon travelled through the fishladder. That is slightly more than in 2012, when 1,037 salmon passed through the ladder.
This year as of Sept. 2nd, 1,601 salmon have made their way through the ladder.