Salmon Snapshots

Little River

2016/17 Population

Estimate of Ocean Returning Fish


Oncorhynchus kisutch


Oncorhynchus mykiss

What We Have  
What We Need  

Population estimate (from life cycle monitoring station complete census) provided by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The California Coastal Salmonid Monitoring Program for Little River initiated in 2008/09. The 95th % confidence interval is 2 to 4 for steelhead. Data are preliminary and subject to change.

* Coho salmon in the Little River watershed are federally listed as endangered and steelhead are federally listed as threatened. NMFS recovery target not defined. 

The 2016/17 snapshot is defined as fall 2016 to spring 2017, as per when salmon and steelhead return from the ocean to spawn. Fall Chinook spawning season is fall 2016. Coho season is fall through early January 2017. Steelhead season can start in fall 2016 but is primarily winter and spring 2017.


fish images © Joe Tomelleri