KINNEYTOWN FISHWAY

 

Kinneytown Fishway Report 2008

Reported by Bob Gregorski with data from Tim Wildman (DEP Fisheries Biologist)

Kinneytown Fishway on the Naugatuck River in Seymour passed: 1 American shad,0 alewife, 1 blueback herring, 19 gizzard shad, 1 American eel, 157 sea lamprey, 56 sea-run brown trout, 3 striped bass, 0 brook trout, 55 brown trout, 4 common carp, 0 lepomis (sunfish), 34 smallmouth bass, 2 walleye, 1 channel catfish, 467 white sucker and 0 tiger trout.

Note: In 2008 there were 163 shad transplanted into the Naugatuck River.
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Kinneytown Fishway Passage Report for Spring 2007

Reported by Bob Gregorski:

Here are the Kinneytown Fishway passage (Naugatuck River in Seymour) numbers for the spring 2007 season. The fishway does not operate during the summer and no video is operational during the fall. So, video taping is not done in summer, fall and winter.

Spring operational period: May 5 - July 9th.
Fall operational period: October 2 - December 4.

American shad (0), Alewife (0), Blueback herring (0), Sea-run brown trout (46), Sea lamprey (354), Striped bass (4), Gizzard shad (15), Tiger trout (4), Brown trout (19), Brook trout (1), White sucker (439) and Smallmouth bass (42), Walleye (1), sunfish (1), Catfish (7) and Carp (11). The total counted is 944.

A total of 710 trout (500 tiger trout and 210 adipose clipped seeforellen strain brown trout) were stocked for “sea-runs” in the Naugatuck River in early April and the DEP transplanted 118 pre-spawn adult American shad from the Holyoke Fishlift into the Naugatuck River in early June. No lamprey were stocked in the Naugatuck River in 2007.

For 2008 the plan is to operate the fishway from April 1 -to around July 7 and from October 1 - to around December 1. The DEP will still only video spring passage. At some point in the not too distant future (couple years) the DEP may record fall passage using a motion-detection/digital image recording system.

There will be stocking trout, shad, and herring in the Naugatuck again in 2008. No sea lamprey stocking scheduled for 2008.

 


Kinneytown Fish Passage 2006 Data

Reported by Bob Gregorski: Information taken from a preliminary report from Steve Gephard and Tim Wildman (DEP Fisheries Biologist). The following species were counted at the Kinneytown Fishway on the Naugatuck River in Seymour last year: American eel (266), white sucker (1,343), smallmouthbass (106), gizzard shad (4), sea-run brown trout (8), sea-run tiger trout (0), brown trout (12), brook trout (0), tiger trout (4), rainbow trout (0), ?common carp (5), sunfish (12), Atlantic salmon (3 surplus broodstock), blueback herring (0), alewife (0), sea lamprey (87), largemouth bass (1), white perch (1),walleye (1), channel catfish (0), American shad (0) and striped bass (0). Note: Species with zero count were listed so comparisons could be made to previous years.

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Reported by Bob Gregorski; information taken from a preliminary report from Steve Gephard and Tim Wildman (DEP Fisheries Biologist).

Last year the Kinneytown Fishway was monitored from May 4 to September 2005. The video camera was on 18 hours each day recording anything passing through in the Viewing Window.

Kinneytown Fish Report for 2005

The following species were counted at the Kinneytown Fishway on the Naugatuck River in Seymour last spring and summer. There was no counting in the fall. American shad (2), striped bass (5), white sucker (1,421), gizzard shad (17), sea-run brown trout (11), sea-run tiger trout (4), brown trout (26), brook trout (2), tiger trout (1), rainbow trout (13), smallmouth bass (127),
common carp (31), Atlantic salmon (26 surplus broodstock), blueback herring (2), alewife (1), sea lamprey (5), American eel (555), common carp (31), largemouth bass (3), sunfish (7), channel catfish (0) and walleye (1).

Note: In 2005, no shad were stocked the Naugatuck River because none were available from the Connecticut River. In past years, small numbers of adulet, pre-spawn shad had been stocked in the river. There are plans to stock some 2006. In 2005, 399 alewives were stocked in the river.

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Kinneytown Fish Report for 2004

The following species were counted at the Kinneytown Fishway on the Naugatuck River in Seymour last spring and summer. There was no counting in the fall. American shad (1), striped bass (56), white sucker (550), gizzard shad (95), sea-run brown trout (36), smallmouth bass (54), common carp (15), Atlantic salmon(38 surplus broodstock), blueback herring (1), alewife (4), sea lamprey(1), American eel 2,664), brown trout (36), common carp (8) channel catfish (1) and walleye (1). There was a significant increase in: salmon, stripers, sea-run brown trout, brown trout and eels. The first walleye passed the ladder.

The eels were netted out of the capture tank three times a week. Pertinent information is recorded and the eels are released up river. Last year 2,664 eels were counted in the Eel Passage/Capture device.

The following schematic of the fishway does not show the Eel Passage/Capture device which was added after the fishway was constructed. The 18 inch wide metal trough with substrate covered bottom is on the river side (east side) of the fishway parallel to it. A water spray at the raceway end and the slower volume of water in the trough attracts the small eels. They move up the trough and get trapped in a holding tank that has moving water. The eels are netted out of the tank three times a week. Pertinent information is recorded and the eels are released up river.