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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 11, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Lake Washington sockeye counts begin Wednesday

The Lake Washington sockeye counting begins Wednesday, June 12 at the Ballard Locks fish ladder, and many will be keeping an eye on how the sockeye returns pan out.

Folks who have visited the Ballard Locks fish viewing window are saying that salmon are already heading into the lake.

This summer’s forecast of 96,866 sockeye falls well short of the 350,000 spawning escapement, but this run has exceeded forecasts in past years.

Last summer, 145,815 returned compared to a preseason forecast of 45,871.

 

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