Happy Thanksgiving / Thank you 2017!!
It seems like a perfect time to give thanks. We had a great season and shared this slice of BC with so many wonderful, engaged and energetic people. We and our community survived one crazy summer between high water and then a record breaking fire season, evacuation alert (Rapid Creek Fire) and accompanying drought. Our season finished September 30 and our new product, the Redfish Special was a tremendous success (our very last run of the year provided thousands of spawning kokanee, 15 kingfishers and 113 bald eagles - yes, we had a sharp-eyed crew!). Thanks to incredible staff, namely Brynne, Rob and Lily whose flexibility and commitment kept everything seamless. And of course, thank you to the hundreds of adventurous spirits that joined us to make 2017 such a success!
The video 'Redfish Special' below was taken yesterday as the spawning season winds down. These fish are HUGE by average kokanee standards with the males exhibiting the phenomenal (almost grotesque relative to their svelte and shiny-silver lake form) morphological change with the large back hump (energy storage) and elongated lower jaws (fight off rivals). To live where these natural processes still occur is special, increasingly at risk and will be close to us this Thanksgiving. Thank you 2017 and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
Oly and Tamara