Out-migrant Monitoring of Juvenile Salmonids - Hoopa Reservation

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Project IDHOOPA-2020-2
Recovery DomainsN CA - S Oregon
Start Date02/08/2021
End Date10/28/2021
Last Edited11/24/2021
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The Hoopa fisheries department has completed a number of restoration projects on reservation tributaries and has others in the process. The goal of these actions is to improve habitat conditions and increase juvenile salmonid abundance and survival. This project enumerated the abundance and size of salmonids as they migrate to the ocean. In 2021, fyke nets were deployed on five Trinity River tributaries and one Klamath River Tributaries located on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation (Reservation): Hostler creek, Mill creek, Pine creek, Soctish creek, Supply creek, and Tish Tang creek. Fyke net trapping has been used to quantify abundance of out-migrating juvenile salmonids (Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, and steelhead) in Reservation tributaries in most years since 1997. This report presents 2021 juvenile salmonid catch, proportional abundance estimates, and assesses trends across years. A total of 8,146 salmonids were trapped in 2021; 5,370 Chinook salmon, 39 coho salmon, and 2,737 steelhead. The estimated expanded annual catch across all tributaries for Chinook salmon was 10,072, 76 Coho, and 5,821 steelhead. Annual expanded catch of Chinook salmon was highest in Supply creek, 44.3% of the expanded catch. Mill creek, Pine creek, and Tish Tang creek had 30.3%, 15.3%, and 10.0% of the Chinook expanded catch, respectively. Hostler and Supply creek combined made up only 0.06% of the Chinook expanded catch. Annual expanded catch of steelhead was highest in Tish Tang creek (50.7%), followed by Mill creek (18.4%), Pine creek (16.3%), Supply creek (10.2%), Soctish creek (2.3%), and Hostler creek (2.2%). Annual expanded catch of coho was highest in Supply creek with 39.5% of the total. This was followed by Hostler creek (34.2%), Mill creek (18.4%), Soctish creek (5.3%) and Pine creek (2.6%). There were no coho salmon caught in Tish Tang creek in 2021.

Project Benefit    

Project Benefit: SONCC in the lower Trinity River are identified in the Recovery Plan as being at high risk of extinction. Restoration of tributary habitat for both natal and non-natal SONCC is therefore of great importance. This project facilitates the evaluation of spawning and rearing success of anadromous salmonids within Reservation streams, providing managers with necessary data to prioritize potential restoration sites and evaluate restoration success.


Metric Completed Originally
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 16.50 16.50

Funding Details

Report Total:$54,825

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Hoopa Reservation anadromous tributaries    

  • Worksite Identifier: Hoopa Reservation anadromous tributaries
  • Start Date: 02/06/2021
  • End Date: 08/30/2021
Area Description
Sampling will occur on Campbell, Hostler, Mill, Supply, Soctish and Tish Tang Creeks all encompassed within this sub watershed

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed: 1801021112
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.093055518
  • Longitude: -123.693329394


    No ESU data was found for this worksite.




  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 54,825.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      This work evaluated the pre condition for Campbell Creek culvert improvement completed in August 2021 by CalTrans. Also the post construction condition of Supply & Mill Creek restoration completed in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Both funded by FRPG.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 0
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 1
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 54,825.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 16.50
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 44,800.0
      •      . . . . E.1.b.3 Square miles of water monitored70 (Square miles)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.2 Salmonid smolt or fry monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.2.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Salmonid smolt or fry 16.50
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program