In 2005, the rainy season started in late September. Heavy rain and high water continued throughout October and the first two weeks of November, offering few days with appropriate conditions to survey.
November 15 was the first and only day Thain Creek was checked, from the ravine transition to Queens.
The water level was moderate throughout and fish passable. There were no blockages.
In places, the stream channel showed recent scouring from high water.
One live adult coho was seen. No redds were apparent. Some juvenile coho were seen.
Because rain and high water began in late September, it is likely that most spawners arrived earlier this season.