Another technique used by grizzly bears for catching salmon is to walk along the shore and select the one you want to eat. This worked well last summer for several weeks after a hot period and no rain. The water in the river and spawning channel was very low and got very warm causing close to a thousand fish to suffocate and provide easy meals for the bears.
Whenever we are on the water for a day whether it is a grizzly bear tour, whales watching trip or the extra day at the river we are always scanning the shore for wildlife. Frequently the wildlife found is black bears. On this trip in late June it was a mother and cubs that are about six months old. Two things are interesting the first being that there are three cubs. Triplets for a black bear are rare the common number being one and twins occasionally. The second is all the white on the rock where the barnacles have been removed. Bears come to the shore in search of protein and scraping off and eating barnacles is one source. This appears to be one of their feeding areas.