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September 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Latest Lake Washington coho and chinook counts

Here are the latest Lake Washington chinook and coho counts from the Ballard Locks:

The coho count continues to build, and 9,228 have been counted through Sunday, Sept. 22. Single-day counts are 71 on Sept. 1; 149 on Sept. 2; 84 on Sept. 3; 171 on Sept. 4; 133 on Sept. 5; 621 on Sept. 6; 385 on Sept. 7; 628 on Sept. 8; 161 on Sept. 9; 385 on Sept. 10; 475 on Sept. 11; 474 on Sept. 12; 204 on Sept. 13; 341 on Sept. 14; 554 on Sept. 15; 840 on Sept. 16; 520 on Sept. 17; 788 on Sept. 18; 434 on Sept. 19; 581 on Sept. 20; 362 on Sept. 21; and 781 on Sept. 22. At this point 85.3 percent of the returning coho are hatchery-marked.

The sport fishing season for coho is now open in Lake Washington north of the 520 Bridge. No recent reports on how fishing has fared but try areas just outside Yarrow Point, and any other drop offs and points of land where schools of coho could be holding.

The chinook count hasn’t changed in the past several days with 7,802 counted at the Locks through Sunday, Sept. 19, and is tracking behind the 16-year average of 10,806.

Single-day chinook counts reached 344 on Aug. 7; 315 on Aug. 8; 436 on Aug. 9; and then dipped down to 194 on Aug. 10; 99 on Aug. 11; 56 on Aug. 12; 62 on Aug. 13; 143 on Aug. 14; 216 on Aug, 15; 101 on Aug. 16; 60 on Aug. 17; 34 on Aug. 18; 246 on Aug. 19; 68 on Aug. 20; 222 on Aug. 21; 306 on Aug. 22; 236 on Aug. 23; 145 on Aug. 24; 164 on Aug. 25; 243 on Aug. 26; 152 on Aug. 27; 373 on Aug. 28; 119 on Aug. 29; 103 on Aug. 30; 124 on Aug. 31; 67 on Sept. 1; six on Sept. 2; 73 on Sept. 3; 122 on Sept. 4; 15 on Sept. 5; 95 on Sept. 6; 19 on Sept. 7; 34 on Sept. 8; 24 on Sept. 9; 24 on Sept. 10; none on Sept. 11; 27 on Sept. 12; 13 on Sept. 13; 33 on Sept. 14; 41 on Sept. 15; 22 on Sept. 16; none on Sept. 17; none on Sept. 18; seven on Sept. 19; none on Sept. 20; none on Sept. 21; and none on Sept. 22.

 

 

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