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September 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Lake Washington coho counts at Ballard Locks jump in past week as chinook start to fade

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Here are the updated Lake Washington coho and chinook numbers:

The inseason chinook count total at the Ballard Locks is 15,038 through Sept. 27 with a 16-year average for this point in time is 10,906.

Single-day chinook counts are: July 25, 140; July 26, 52; July 27, 145; July 28, 111; July 29, 207; July 30, 44; July 31, 96; Aug. 1, 165 (no actual count but an estimation); Aug. 2, 235; Aug. 3, 235; Aug. 4, 216; Aug. 5, 154; Aug. 6, 392; Aug. 7, 317; Aug. 8, 337; Aug. 9, 210; Aug. 10, 535; Aug. 11, 501; Aug. 12, 495; Aug. 13, 646; Aug. 14, 92; and Aug. 15, 216; Aug. 16, 301; Aug. 17, 231; Aug. 18, 308; Aug. 19, 724; Aug. 20, 478; Aug. 21, 549; Aug. 22, 296; Aug. 23, 439; Aug. 24, 360; Aug. 25, 393; Aug. 26, 694; Aug. 27, 350; Aug. 28, 824; Aug. 29, 439; Aug. 30, 52; Aug. 31, 336; Sept. 1, 227; Sept. 2, 135; Sept. 3, 92; Sept. 4, 166; Sept. 5, 144; Sept. 6, 56; Sept. 7, 39; Sept. 8, 72; Sept. 9, 450; Sept. 10, 114; Sept. 11, 174; Sept. 12, 73; Sept. 13, 72; Sept. 14, 23; Sept. 15, 26; Sept. 16, 26; Sept. 17, 42; Sept. 18, 0; Sept. 19, 29; Sept. 20, 20; Sept. 21, 15; Sept. 22, 15; Sept. 23, 41; Sept. 24, 16; Sept. 25, 13; Sept. 26, 50; and Sept. 27, 16.

The inseason coho count total at the Ballard Locks is 25,637 through Sept. 27.

Single-day coho counts are: Sept. 1, 244; Sept. 2, 270; Sept. 3, 491; Sept. 4, 378; Sept. 5, 661; Sept. 6, 439; Sept. 7, 653; Sept. 8, 903; Sept. 9, 1,663; Sept. 10, 1,382; Sept. 11, 2,104; Sept. 12, 1,480; Sept. 13, 1,489; Sept. 14, 948; Sept. 15, 1,871; Sept. 16, 2,044; Sept. 17, 752; Sept. 18, 720; Sept. 19, 415; Sept. 20, 622; Sept. 21, 361; Sept. 22, 459; Sept. 23, 948; Sept. 24, 1,118; Sept. 25, 704; Sept. 26, 1,241; and Sept. 27, 1,279.

The Lake Washington coho fishery is open north of the Highway 520 Bridge and east of the Montlake Bridge. Daily limit is four coho with a minimum size limit of 12 inches.

Through Sept. 20 the inseason sockeye count is 145,815 compared to the preseason forecast of 45,871.

(Photo by Mark Harrison, Seattle Times staff reporter)

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