SAN DIEGO TROUT PLANTS
COLEMAN STRAIN FINGERLINGS

6/26/99

To:

Mike Haynie (Senior Hatchery Supervisor)
Ca. DFG
407 West Line Street
Bishop, Ca. 93514

From:

Allen Greeenwood
San Diego Trout
4344 Newport Ave.
San Diego, Ca. 92107
Tel. & Fax. (619) 222-4051

Subject: REPORT ON 1999 TROUT PLANT, SAN DIEGO COUNTY

This was a much warmer day than on our previous plants but all went well. I had purchased aerators and taped them to five-gallon buckets so as the trout wouldn't become oxygen deprived before our volunteers could release them into their streams. This worked, and no trout died although several had to be hand revived in the currents, which also worked. It wasn't more than 15 minutes before trout were feeding on insects in every stream we planted. Thanks to Dick Upplinger and Dave Hawks (he delivered the trout in perfect condition and arrived on time), the trout were in perfect condition, and not a trout was lost. This time we were supervised by the district's senior biologist John Massie, who even helped carry a bucket load on Boulder Creek. (Boulder Creek is more difficult to plant because it is a half-mile hike with the buckets all while watching out for rattlesnakes). Mr. Dave Hawks arrived at 10:15 A.M. at the parking lot of the Lake Henshaw resort, and we proceeded to the first plant site on the San Luis Rey River immediately below the S7 road crossing. The following data details all the pertinent information and is in the chronological order of the plants. At approximately 5:50 P.M. Mr. Hawks left Kitchen Creek for his return home to the Mojave Hatchery. I had called Mr. Ron Woychek (USFS Resource Officer) and went over the plants and sites prior to the plant. He gave me the name of Sharon McCelery(USFS Lands Officer for Palomar District). I telephoned her and confirmed we wouldn't be planting Boulder Creek on any private land, as Mrs. McCoy owns a private section of above the area we planted. As good fortune would have Mrs. McCoy stopped by on Boulder Creek while we were planting the trout, and she was very pleased, and is willing to allow us to use her old dirt road that intercepts the creek several miles upststream for a subsequent plant.

We only ran into one rattlesnake, a four foot beauty (eleven rattles) and he was only interested in seeking some shade. (This was on Pine Valley Creek) Thank you for following through and for making sure, what we know will make trout fishermen in San Diego County a great fishing Spring -early Summer next year.

DATE OF ALL PLANTS: 6/24/99

1.
TIME OF PLANT: 10:30 A.M. first plant
STREAM: SAN LUIS REY RIVER...planted just below the S7 county road crossing in several pools. STRAIN: rainbow trout COLEMAN strain (RTC)
SIZE: 3" TO 8" Subcatchables; 9 to the lb.
QUANTITY: Approx. 250
CONDITIONS: Sunny, no clouds, air temp.- 80 degrees, water temp- 72 degrees,

WATER TEMP: 72degrees F.
DISSOLVED SOLIDS: .03
DISOLVED OXYGEN: 6.5
PH: 7.08
MORTALITY: zero

PERSONNEL: John Massie (Ca.DFG Snr. Biologist Dist. 5), Mike Pottorff (S.D. Co. F&W Com and S.D.Trout), Vern Wescott (S.D.Fly Fishers Club), Floyd Lee (S.D.Fly Fishers Club), Allen Greenwood (S.D.Trout), Charles Skiff (KoKo Palms Anglers)


2.
TIME OF PLANT: 12:OO Noon
STREAM: BOULDER CREEK....planted at and just above and just below the "Mine Pool" about 1/2 mile upstream from Boulder Creek road crossing.
STRAIN: rainbow trout COLEMAN strain (RTC).
SIZE: 3" to 8" Subcatchables; 9 to the lb.
QUANTITY: approximately 450
CONDITIONS: Sunny, no clouds, air temp. 86 degrees F.
WATER TEMP: 70 degrees F.
DISSOLVED SOLIDS: .02
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: 7.0
PH: 6.92
MORTALITY: Zero
PERSONNEL: SAME AS SAN LUIS REY RIVER with the additions of Jim Reeg (San Diego Fly Fishers Club), and Mark East (San Diego Trout).


3.
TIME OF PLANT: 2:30 P.M.
STREAM: PINE VALLEY CREEK....planted at and just below the Pine Valley Wilderness Trailhead parking lot.
STRAIN: rainbow trout COLEMAN strain (RTC).
SIZE: 3" to 8" Subcatchables; 9 to the lb.
QUANTITY: approximately 770
CONDITIONS: Sunny , light clouds, air temp. 84 degrees F.
WATER TEMP: 67 degrees F.
DISSOLVED SOLIDS: .03
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: 7.5
PH: 7.03
MORTALITY: Zero
PERSONNEL: SAME AS BOULDER CREEK with the additions of Dave Collins, Gretchen Yearous, Roby Robinson, Jack Godin, Heinz Heinecke (all from the San Diego Fly Fishers Club).


4.
TIME OF PLANT: 4:25 P.M.
STREAM: KITCHEN CREEK....planted at the Cibbets Flat Campground.
STRAIN: rainbow trout COLEMAN strain (RTC).
SIZE: 3" to 8" Subcatchables; 9 to the lb.
QUANTITY: approximately 550
CONDITIONS: Sunny, light clouds, air temp. 83 degrees F.
WATER TEMP: 69 degrees F.
DISSOLVED SOLIDS: ....02
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: 7.65
PH: 7.59
MORTALITY: Zero
PERSONNEL: SAME AS PINE VALLEY CREEK.

At all the streams planted the canopy was heavy and in good shape. The only detrimental factor was a spotting of six bluegill in Boulder Creek swimming in the "Mine Pond". It should also be noted that Dave Hawks did an excellent job of bucketing out the trout. Thank you again for all your help and if you have any questions please give me a call.

c.c. Ron Woychek (USFS), John Massie (DFG), Dick Upplinger (DFG)