Recently Sellwood resident James sent us a video of some juvenile salmonid (salmon/trout/steelhead) feeding in the creek at Westmoreland Park. I was curious to see if I could catch a glimpse of them myself or get a photo or video of them on our submersible camera. One day while at the viewing platform at the north end of the park I saw some small fish that seemed to have parr marks (vertical oval markings that salmonid fry have) but I didn't have the camera with me.
I visited the site again this week with the camera and got some images of at least two types of fish, though neither seem to be salmonids. Most of the fish appear to be some member of the family Cyprinidae (minnows and their allies) possibly dace or shiners. In a few images there are what appears to be three-spined sticklebacks schooling with the Cyprinids.
The location is the lagoon on the west side of the creek that surrounds the viewing platform. The water level in the creek is very high right now and the lagoon currently has direct communication with the creek channel (as does the larger wetland area on the other side, by the curved boardwalk). The sediment visible was stirred up by the camera and pole.
Check out the video and see if you can ID the fish for us!