It didn’t take long for the new single-day steelhead count at Bonneville Dam set on Tuesday, Aug. 11 to get broken again.
This time, 28,314 steelhead were counted at Bonneville Dam on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
According to Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist, today’s [Aug. 13] count may be even higher as 1,700 fish were counted in a single hour on the Washington side this morning.
By the way, the first pink salmon of the season was tallied today too.
On Aug. 11, 18,671 steelhead were counted. The previous record since counts began in 1938 was 14,432 fish on Aug. 3, 2001.