An Evaluation of Fish Habitat and Fish Populations in Toboggan Creek, Near Smithers, Relevant to Steelhead Enhancement Opportunities

Toboggan Creek, a small tributary of the Bulkley River near Smithers was studied September 27 through October 1, 1978. Objectives of the project
 were to assess fish habitat and present fish population status in the stream, and to outline methods for enhancement of the steelhead stock. A variety of habitat types were found within Toboggan Creek and its tributaries. The fish population consisted primarily of juvenile coho salmon, steelhead trout, and Dolly Varden char, with smaller populations of cutthroat trout and mountain whitefish. Estimates of fish population size and biomass at representative sites 
were obtained and extrapolated to cover the entire stream. Notes on the life history of primarily coho and steelhead are included. Options for enhancement of the steelhead stock in Toboggan Creek are discussed, and include spawning area improvements, boulder placements and addition of overwinter cover in selected sites.

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Author Tredger, D.
Data Steward BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Publication Year 1979