Nanaimo Video Thread
Just a place to stick random videos of all things Nanaimo and area, I guess.
Anyways. My first video Contrib:
Are the fish in the Nanimo River normally so docile? This one just didn't seem to care at all that it had a camera less than a foot from it's face. :/
The video makes it look rather small, but that fish was EASILY 35 - 40" long.
Did you shoot that footage recently? If so, it could be the water temperature that's affecting the fish. There was a TV news item a couple of days ago about the problems they're having with the sockeye run which should be coming up the Fraser now. The water coming out of the Fraser that affects the water temperature a fair distance out into the ocean is hotter than usual, and many of the fish aren't coming up the river. And of those that do, many aren't making it very far. Seems like it's pretty well wrecked the fishery for this year's run.
Originally Posted by Novus
Actually, it was taken yesterday. And yeah, there is dead fish all over the floor of the river. Some are HUGE, most are about the same size as the guy in the video above. I'd say I've seen a dozen or so, of various size.. All white, and COVERED in crayfish. It's kinda gross. I was wondering what's up with all the dead fish.
Most of the big ones I've seen are as deep as they can get, and just kinda "hover" in the main current.
So, my girlfriend and I were exploring further up the nanaimo river, looking for a spot we'd not seen before, and came across a group of guys jumping off a section of river that actually intimidated me.. It was DEEP, dark water, that had strong currents and steep cliffs on all sides. I found it kind of difficult to get out in some places. I felt like a bug in a bathtub.
Anyways, as soon as they realized I had a camera, they started doing more flips and from higher cliffs.
Pardon the foul language at the end, but Carl was a bit hopped up on adrenaline:
That's the Gunbarrel area (the gunbarrel itself was defanged a few years ago) and Goat's Bluff (your first video is of a guy jumping from Goat's Bluff).
Doesn't sound like the Nanaimo river spring run of Chinook Salmon is going to fair to well this year.
I've seen ignorant people throwing rocks at them and trying to jump on them.