Fish Trap Images -  Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park

Stone fish traps, constructed by the native Ajumawi people, have been preserved along the shores of Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park. They are efficiently designed to trap the Sacramento suckers who spawn in the clear, cool waters of the lakeside springs. But these are more than fish traps. They also function to assist the fish in propagating their species and thus are devised to manage a fishery for the benefit of native Pit River groups.

Visit Native Fish Traps Along the Shore of Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park by John W. Foster for more information about the fish traps pictured below.

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Image of Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park     Image of lava springs     Image of springs at Big Lake     Image of Sacramento sucker

Image of large basalt boulder     Image of tule sandles     Image of inner chamber      Image of stone fish traps

Image of Sacramento sucker      Image of Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park      Image of a school of fish      Image of egg deposits

Image of rainbow trout     Image of sucker eggs     Image of tule blinders     Image of basket traps

Image of fish traps          Image of spawning gravels          Image of traditional fishing