Sara Graves and Tyler Johnson seining in Jolly Giant. Photo by Natasha Mayo.

Are there Coho salmon in small urban streams like Jolly Giant and Janes Creek? If so, how often, and how far upstream do they go? Our guests, fisheries biologists Colton Dixon and Darrren Ward, are studying these streams and have some answers that might come as a surprise. Tune in to learn more about these streams and the fish that call them home for a fairly brief but critical time in their life cycle.

For more fascinating info on the fish in our local streams and rivers and the people who study them, you can follow Colton Dixon on Instagram and TikTok @colt.j.dixon.

Also check out Humboldt Outdoors’ Tour of Jolly Giant Creek - Part 2, which follows the part of Arcata’s ~4 mile long Jolly Giant Creek as it flows through Arcata’s urban downtown area. A tour of the upper half of the Creek can be seen in Jolly Giant Creek - Part 1.