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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 16, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Lake Washington sockeye counts have started at Ballard Locks

The Lake Washington sockeye counts started, but don’t expect any type of fishery with a miserable forecast of 34,683.

The spawning escapement goal is 350,000 sockeye so we’ll be nowhere near that unless some miracle happens.

Maybe some of those Fraser River sockeye in southern British Columbia, which is forecast to be more than 2.8-million will get lost (like about 350,000 of them) and head south to the LW.

Here are the latest fish counts at the Ballard Locks: June 12, 304 sockeye; June 13, 259; and June 14, 303.

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