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These days, there are 2 different methods used by the Snootli Creek Salmon Hatchery facility, Bella Coola, to capture the necessary Chinook Salmon spawning adults to attain their quota of 2 million viable eggs. The first method was described (I hope) in the first Chinook "EggTake" gallery on this website. This second method (with a "tangle" net) is what I'm most familiar with as I once did this work on this river for 6 years or so.

These photos describe a day on the Atnarko River tangle-net fishing for "ripe" Chinook Salmon on their redd sites in the deeper runs of the river.
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