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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 5, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Really early sockeye counted at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River this week

State Fish and Wildlife biologist Joe Hymer reported a chrome bright, beautiful sockeye was counted at Bonneville Dam on Tuesday (Feb. 3).

He reported this is either the third or fourth year in a row for this to occur, when a sockeye arrived before any spring chinook had made their way up the fish ladder at Bonneville.

The sockeye measured 20 inches long and was counted at 6:30 pm. on Tuesday.

It shouldn’t be much longer before the spring chinook arrive in what is expected to be a rather large run.

 

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