Lewis Weir

The Bellevue Issaquah Chapter of TU has been trapping outmigrating kokanee fry on tributaries of Lake Sammamish for a decade.  The traps are staffed by volunteers who count and release our precious fish.  Trapping season occurs three days per week from mid-March through May.  If you are interested in participating please contact the chapter (here).

This year, TU is helping trap adult kokanee for the supplementation (Hatchery )program.  We will be operating the weir with King County Staff on every Monday-Wednesday and alternating Thursday through the spawning season.  We will need a few more volunteers to fill these shifts.  Shifts start at 6pm and end at midnight.  Volunteers will meet the King County personnel at my office (2000 NW Sammamish Rd, Issaquah WA) for their shift.  Your shift will include rotating through each of our weir locations checking the traps for fish and clearing debris from the traps.  If fish are collected, you will assist transporting the fish to the Issaquah Hatchery in the King County Vehicle.

Check the schedule below and if you can fill a shift email Dave Kyle at dkyle@tu.org.

Weir Shifts