The fishladder has re-opened for the 2015 season and and the salmon cam will soon be re-activated. Our old camera needed to be replaced, so we have ordered a new one that should be here in a couple of weeks.
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 2014, a total of 1,601 salmon travelled through the fishladder. Of that number, 77 percent of the fish were hatchery origin.
In 2013, 1,139 salmon passed through the ladder.