Columbia Sockeye Numbers Are Better Than Last Year, Were Biologists Wrong?
As of yesterday 77,513 Sockeye have gone over Bonneville compaired to 62,998 last season. With the better numbers does this mean that we are getting a better return than was predicted or are the fish just early? With the loss of many salmon fisheries this season it would be nice to see one that comes back in better numbers that may allow a fishery that was not expected.
The preseasons estimate for sockey above Bonneville was 102,000, destined for the Snake and the upper Columbia to Lake Wenatchee and the Okanogan River. We'll just have to wait and see what happens!