Equally important has been the generous financial support from the many individuals and organizations representing private industry, federal agencies, and angling groups who were adventuresome enough to invest in this program. Status and trends of anadromous salmonids in the coastal zone. James A. Simondet (U.S. Forest Service, Redwood Sciences Laboratory, 1700 Bayview Drive, Arcata, CA 95521; 707/822-3691). Elk River populations showed high levels of genetic variation among the populations sampled (Fst=0.089), suggesting that there is some degree of isolation in This stream, which once supported thriving populations of anadromous salmonids, was relocated and channelized in 1978, resulting in major changes in stream geometry affecting fish habitat. Thus, pH monitoring in these Umpqua streams provides a useful indication of some important aquatic ecosystem conditions. Sea-run cutthroat adults show a preference for small streams, low gradient systems, and the lower gradient downstream reaches of large river systems, although in some populations adults migrate considerable distances upstream. Session 1 – What is a Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout? Steven Leider (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Kalama Research Station, 804 Allen Street, Suite 3, Kelso, WA, 98626; 360/577-0197). Diverse advocates unified their efforts and formed the SRC Coalition in 1984. Ocean productivity, which is cyclic north to south along the coast, has been more favorable during eecent years off the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska than farther south. 3. Box 59, Portland, OR 97207 503/229-5410). Size limits in conjunction with a reduced creel have been successful in diminishing the effects of angler harvest provided that 1) size structure of the population, both current and historical, and size distribution of angler-captured fish are monitored closely, and 2) mortality associated with hooking and handling is minimal. Patterns of population interrelationships derived from the two data sets were nearly identical. Major themes of the work of angling groups are wild fish management, close relationships with resource managers, regulatory As a group, sea-run cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki clarki) stand out among salmonids as one of the most susceptible to capture by angling and, therefore, are among the most vulnerable to overharvest. Washington’s unique geological history has provided a diversity of environmental and ecological contexts for the evolution of anadromous coastal cutthroat trout stocks. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed listing Umpqua River cutthroat trout as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Evolution, systematics, and structure of Oncorhynchus clarki clarki. One could argue that in the face of such limited information, the most sensible strategy is based on an ecosystem approach. The club embarked on a Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) project and adopted the sea-run cutthroat trout of Winchester Creek because of the strong “blueback” tradition in the lower Umpqua area, the rapid decline in local populations, and the lack of other conservation projects dealing specifically with sea-runs. There was also strong evidence from other species that nonanadromous salmonids originating in an anadromous population should be considered part of the same genetic group. In the 1930’s and 1940’s the fishery for sea-run cutthroat trout was more significant than those for salmon and steelhead on the Oregon coast. There is the continued threat of repeating expensive failures and endangering fish populations. 10:15 – 10:40 Status of the sea-run cutthroat trout in Washington Recent creel surveys in two other coastal basins, the Alsea and Siuslaw, indicate that a substantial decline in the abundance of anadromous cutthroat has occurred in other areas. William Pearcy (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; 503/737-2601). Chair: Jack Williams, Bureau of Land Management, 8:30 – 8:55 Status and trends of anadromous salmonids in the coastal zone Artwin E. Schmidt (Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 304 Lake Street, Room 103, Sitka, AK 99835; 907/747-5355). (ODFW photo), Coastal The abundance of the North Umpqua sea-run cutthroat population has been documented since 1946. Trout were collected from six areas of the watershed representing tributaries, significant portions of the mainstem, and a lake. Located in a prime fishing destination between Tillamook Oregon and the Columbia River, there are numerous rivers and bays thriving with salmon, Steelhead, … Results indicated that natural hybridization is occurring and that field identification of juveniles is Juvenile cutthroat trout are generally found at higher densities in slow velocity habitat types (beaver ponds and dam pools) than in higher velocity habitat types (riffles, rapids, and cascades) during both summer and winter. These pH conditions are caused by the metabolism of large blooms of attached algae and can be harmful to fish. Many factors contribute to this trend. Restoration of a channelized salmonid stream, Oullette Creek, BC. California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia- a migratory form of the cutthroat trout haunts beaches, points, creeks and rivers along most of the west coast of North America. Sea-run cutthroat are residents of coastal rivers and streams, but they spend part of the year in the ocean and saltwater estuaries. Chapter 4, Resident coastal cutthroat trout? Angling surveys conducted on the Smith River during the early 1980’s produced annual catch estimates of about 2,000 cutthroat trout. Gordon Reeves, U.S. Forest Service. Proposed recovery actions include more restrictive angling regulations and termination of hatchery stocking programs. However, the literature is scattered within private, public, state, and federal libraries, making it difficult for biologists and managers to access. Activities include an assessment of genetic diversity and preparation of a stock status inventory similar to that completed in 1992 for salmon and steelhead. Position Papers, White Papers, Comments & Letters. Early in this century, sea-run cutthroat trout provided the preeminent fishery on the Pacific Northwest coast. Coastal cutthroat interspecific interactions most often involve other salmonids with similar food and space requirements, such as steelhead trout and coho salmon in streams and Dolly Varden char in lakes. The agency response to decline was to develop hatchery programs for the trout, a nationwide pattern at the time. Stone Lagoon has been stocked with salmonids since 1930. Jack E. Williams (Bureau of Land Management, Intermountain Research Station, 316 E. Myrtle, Boise, Idaho 83702; 208/364-4376). Abundances ranged from a low of 47 fish counted in 3.05 km on 10 June to a high of 142 fish present on 24 September. Jim Lynch (National Marine Fisheries Service, Environmental and Technical Services Division, 525 NE Oregon St. – Suite 500, Portland, Oregon 97232; 503/230-5422). Examples of successful restoration measures and failures are described. These activities and natural factors within the region are believed responsible for the decline and lack of recovery of the Umpqua’s population of sea-run cutthroat trout. Interactions between young-of-year and older age classes may be particularly important in small sandstone streams because drought can reduce flow in Populations above and below barriers in Anvil Creek are genetically similar to one another and are differentiated from all other Elk River populations. We used an IBM microcomputer and bibliography software to compile coastal cutthroat literature into a database, using electronic and hand search methods to collect reference materials from library catalogs and abstracts. Mark Powell, Colliding Rivers Research, Corvallis, OR, 2:35 – 3:00 Restoration strategies for the Umpqua basin Seaward migration of smolts peaks in May. Public and private initiatives to rebuild stocks exist throughout the region. Strip set, don't trout set! Welcome to the symposium Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout: Biology, Management, and Future Conservation. Sea-run cutthroat trout began returning to the system on June 10, and 94% of the 178 fish that returned by July 30 had been previously tagged. All four life-history types are present within the SMU and within several populations. It is believed that the status of Columbia River stocks has seriously declined. A run of fin-clipped coho races to the hatchery with the first couple of fall rains but fades quickly. In 1993 and 1994 detailed biophysical inventories were conducted on the lower reach of Oullette Creek. Gordon H. Reeves (U.S. Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331; 503/750-7314). The close genetic relatedness among all populations of the subspecies from California to Alaska, however, indicates that during and since the last glacial epoch, a “coming together” and gene flow occurred that would have obliterated any significant preglacial divergences (a probable exception is a distinctive form of cutthroat Bob Hooton, leader of the Oregon On both the Hurdygurdy Creek and the South Fork reaches, “small” cutthroat remained more numerous than “large” cutthroat throughout the study. The second included data from only the 23 loci identified as scorable in fin samples. We believe the symposium will heighten general awareness about sea-run cutthroat trout and be a catalyst for future protection, study, and enhancement of native sea-run cutthroat populations. Several activities in cooperation with numerous private and public entities have resulted in valuable information regarding available aquatic habitat, preferred habitat use, migratory behavior, abundance and distribution, genetic sampling, limiting factor analysis, and experimental habitat restoration projects. This book provides a modern review of the Oncorhynchus clarki clarki life history, behaviors in the Oregon estuaries and rivers, discusses fly fishing strategies, and shows photographs and tying recipes for 60 great fly patterns that cover the wide range of fly styles that the sea run cutthroat respond well to. Department of Fish and Wildlife trout program, has literally gone the extra mile (probably well over 1000 Bay near the town of Tillamook, Oregon. migratory/residency spectrum of coastal cutthroat trout Published information on the anadromous coastal cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki clarki, can be found in many technical journals and in published and unpublished management reports. The last major study on sea-run cutthroat trout, one conducted by Richard Giger of the Oregon State Game Commission, was published in 1972 and the last comprehensive meeting on sea-runs was at the periphery of the conscious memory of most professional fisheries people. For the Umpqua sea-run cutthroat trout, monitoring of stream pH provides some specific recommendations that could benefit ongoing restoration efforts. Thus, hybridization could lead to the further decline of coastal cutthroat populations. protection of existing stocks, and multi-year population and habitat studies. Includes custom sea-run cutthroat flies, surface flies, herring, … Because climatic conditions are cyclic, population abundance of sea-run cutthroat trout could increase once these conditions improve. The only of the 13 strains that migrates out to saltwater to feed before making the long journey back upstream to spawn, they are a unique and treasured fish along the coast. The coastal cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki clarki occurs along the Pacific coast of North America from Humboldt Bay, California to Prince William Sound, Alaska, in a zone that conforms remarkably closely with the Pacific coast rain forest belt. Eric Loudenslager, Humboldt State University, 2:15 – 2:40 The role of special angling regulations in maintaining and rebuilding populations of sea-run cutthroat trout Using a variety of structures, I enhanced the complexity of six of twelve pools that initially contained no large substrate elements and few microhabitats that provided cover for fish. I included the section describing the trout of Western America from page 174 to page … This paper summarises the cutthroat trout component of a review of anadromous salmonid stock status in British Columbia and Yukon streams that was performed for the North Pacific International Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Club members felt that a symposium could help to fill in some of the knowledge gaps and it would help to draw attention to the plummeting sea-run populations. Bill Bradbury, Executive Director, For the Sake of the Salmon, 8:30 – 10:40 Session 4: Roundtable Discussion Moderator: Pete Bisson, Weyerhaeuser Company. Spring chinook fishing can be good, often peaking in June. Average performance to date has been near 50% success, with highest failure rates associated with boulder, boulder group, or debris catchers. Stocks reflecting this diversity occur in tributaries of the lower Columbia River, coastal streams, including those with large estuaries, and streams entering the extensive inland marine areas of An additional 15 extinct cutthroat stocks were recorded. Lower Umpqua Flycasters Sea Run Cutthroat Flies Flies designed for the sea-run cutthroat trout of Puget Sound and the Pacific Nortwest in both fresh and saltwater. Population structure: A coastwide genetic survey of coastal cutthroat trout. Stock status information was unavailable for 492 of the stocks. The physical environment and aquatic communities in the Umpqua River basin have been greatly altered by human activities. The Stone Lagoon experience The result has been the collection of spawning gravel on the upstream edge of riffles and increased areas in pools for rearing. Some fly fishers dispute this fact, but they will soon receive a visit from the knee breaker division of the rumor … Hans Voight and Tim Hayden, Humboldt State Univerity, 6:30 pm Banquet – Keynote speech – “The Enemy is Us” Umpqua River. It was during a Lower Umpqua Flycasters meeting in late 1992 that the idea of a scientific symposium on sea-run cutthroat trout was proposed. The review focused on two key questions: Do Umpqua River sea-run cutthroat trout represent a species as defined by the ESA? They are the ones that got be into sea run fishing. support of stakeholders, and reduce the government layers to streamline implementation. Bob Hughes, President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, provided early An exploration into the migratory/residency spectrum of coastal cutthroat trout. Sea-run cutthroat trout fishing is quite good here. data on adult and juvenile A beautifully marked sea-run cutthroat caught on the surface with a Miyawaki Beach Popper. Biological status review of Umpqua River sea-run cutthroat trout. Populations of sea-run coastal cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki, occur in streams and lakes along the coastal range in southeast Alaska and northward into Prince William Sound. Personal insight suggests that our enhancements have not sufficiently integrated fish ecology, river engineering, riparian and watershed assessment, and fluvial geomorphology. . Repeat spawning is not at all uncommon, with some fish returning to spawn three, four, and even five times. Those that have considered them have generally found that sea-run cutthroat trout are susceptible to the effects of land-management activities. But with time the interest of sports anglers and biologists waned in favor of the glamour species, salmon and steelhead. Water quality concerns in restoration of stream habitat in the Umpqua basin. After World War II, populations began to decline, at least partly owing to increased logging that affected habitat in streams favored by the cutthroat. Most fish caught at sea were age 1 or 2, from 260-320 mm FL. ArToday, Reedsport Bureau of Land Management California Trout CBSI, Reedsport City of Reedsport Clark-Skamania Fly Fishers, Vancouver, WA Federation of Fly Fishers Funk & Associates, Eugene, OR Humboldt Chapter, American Fisheries Society Humboldt State University International Paper Company Lower Columbia Fly Fishers, Longview, WA McKenzie Flyfishers, Eugene, OR National Marine Fisheries Service North Coast Fly Fishers, Arcata, CA Northwest Power Planning Council Oregon Chapter, American Fisheries Society Oregon Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers Oregon Trout PacifiCorp Rainland Flycasters, Astoria, OR Redwood National Park Reedsport School District Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce Santiam Flycasters, Inc., Salem, OR Sea-Run Cutthroat Coalition, Sumner, WA Shelton-Turnbull, Printers, Eugene, OR South Sound Fly Fishers, Olympia, WA Southern Oregon Fly Fishers, Grants Pass, OR The Pacific Rivers Council The Steamboaters U.S. Anecdotal reports suggest that runs may have been significantly higher prior to this period. Ron A. Ptolemy (British Columbia Ministry of the Environment, Fisheries Branch, 780 Blanshard Street, Victoria, B.C. A semi-anadromous or sea-run form is the most well known. photo), Steelhead The protection and restoration of coastal salmon stocks is a regional problem to which the region is responding. One included 41 loci obtained by screening muscle, heart, eye, and liver. Consistent with the intent of the State and treaty Indian tribes’ evolving draft Wild Salmonid Policy, these activities should bolster the foundation upon which improved stock maintenance, management, monitoring, and recovery strategies can be applied. Art Schmidt, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 11:30 – 12:00 General questions and discussion, 12:00 – 1:00 Catered Lunch – High School Cafeteria, Session 3: Case Study of a Stock in Decline – Oregon’s Umpqua River I was surprised to see they still stock the Oyster with cutthroat. wild fish and seeking to restore the SRC fishery and to establish self-sustaining populations of SRC. Without her help, chaos would reign. What is the role for hatchery programs? Based on the final draft of the program, the list of distinguished presenters, and the participation of the individuals attending, it should prove to be an effective forum for achieving the goals of the symposium: 1.) cutthroat trout from Weed Creek (Nehalem Basin). The status of Hood Canal, Strait of Juan de Fuca, coastal, Gray’s Harbor, and Willapa Bay stocks is not clear, but is likely to be somewhat depressed in some streams and healthy in others. 2 Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC In Vixen Inlet, measures of genetic variation among populations was low (Fst=0.018), suggesting that there is little divergence among these groups. Fish cover. Two patterns of structuring were delineated by both genetic and meristic analysis. Special recognition is due for Dr. Jim Hall, a retired professor from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. And what’s more, she worries enough for the two of us, so I can concentrate on other things . The NMFS is presently reviewing the coastwide status of steelhead, pink, chum, sockeye, and chinook salmon, and cutthroat trout. We offer a possible explanation: changes in the features of pools, such as depth and habitat complexity, may reduce suitability of the habitat. There is very little information on the current distribution and abundance of sea-run cutthroat, or on population trends. These three habitat variables explained 74% of the variation in biomass. Initially, volunteers influenced management agencies and planning councils to recognize the SRC as a unique species needing a separate management and restoration plan. A review of fish habitat improvement projects in British Columbia: Do we know enough to do the right thing? Jack Williams, Bureau of Land Management, 8:55 -9:20 Status of sea-run cutthroat trout in California these streams to a point where the only habitat remaining is in residual pools. Recent sampling found few salmonids and angling is poor. During summer we found the highest numbers of juvenile cutthroat trout in beaver ponds and large dam pools that contained large amounts of woody debris. Fin tissue may be a viable alternative when lethal sampling is not possible. Statistical evaluation of electrophoretic data of this anadromous population appears to show that it is composed of a non-hybridized population. Club members have worked on Winchester Creek conducting physical and biological and juvenile fish surveys, constructing and operating a fish trap, and collecting scale samples. The Oregon Coast Coastal Cutthroat Trout SMU is comprised in this report of 24 historical populations (Table 170). to promulgate the state-of-the-art knowledge on all facets of sea-run cutthroat trout life history and ecology. On the South Fork reach, the same proportion of large fish (11%, n = 192) were found to reside in fast water units, yet only 21% of small cutthroat trout (n = 401) were observed in fast water. There is also an anadromous, or ‘sea-run’ coastal cutthroat. Freshwater forms occur in both large and small rivers and streams and lake … This approach relies on understanding and quantifying stable high quality habitats. Overharvest and negative interactions with nonnative fishes introduced from hatcheries or other means also contribute to the declines. If such a strategy were applied to the Umpqua Basin, what would it look like? 11:05 – 11:30 Status of sea-run cutthroat stocks in Alaska He has fallen for the joke, the snipe hunt, the imaginary fish. All fish must be caught legally in open waters in Oregon on fly fishing tackle and carefully released. Smolt age 2 is common in populations that migrate to sheltered saltwater areas, smolt age 3 or 4 in populations that migrate to the open ocean. Creeks Cutthroat Trout Data Summary. General patterns, differences, and similarities among populations will be discussed within the broad context of the range of the subspecies. Sea-run cutthroat are widespread in lower elevation, low gradient streams in Washington downstream of barriers to adult migration. Approximately 60 percent of the occupied stream mileage is on private land. David G. Anderson (Redwood National Park, P.O. Instead, fishery regulations for sea-run cutthroat are intended to protect outmigrating smolts and to ensure that adults are able to spawn at least once. Objectives of the ODFW North Umpqua Fish Management Plan (1986) for cutthroat trout are: 1) manage for wild fish only, unless the run cannot sustain itself, 2) determine the cause for the current depressed state of migratory wild cutthroat, and 3) increase the run to more normal levels. In general, the niche used by cutthroat broadens in allopatry and is restricted when sympatric with other salmonids. Olive Spider Sea Run Cutthroat Recipe. Chair, Rick Applegate, Trout Unlimited, 11:10 -11:35 Where are we coming from? That is, important life history and ecological adaptations have a genetic basis, but these adaptations should not be expected to be detected by DNA analysis. A historic perspective on sea-run cutthroat trout. This fly is a size 6, but it fishes for summer steelhead down to a size 3 and up to a size 8 Thread – 8/0 or similar Cement – Hard as Hull for the traditionalists; Solarez Bone Dry for the modernists Hook – TMC 3671 #6-10 Tail – Yellow and Olive feather barbules Butt – Lagartun or Hareline Fl yellow flat braid Potential causative factors include: a significant decline of near-ocean productivity since the mid-1970’s, genetic and fishery consequences of widespread use of hatchery sea-run cutthroat trout throughout Oregon coastal and lower Columbia River streams, and reduction of stream and estuary habitat complexity. Although local populations tend to have fewer individuals than populations of other species within the genus Oncorhynchus, coastal cutthroat trout have persisted in the dynamic landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Status of sea-run cutthroat trout in California. Degradation of freshwater habitats is common all along coastal areas outside of Alaska. 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