Friday, July 22, 2016
It’s shaping up to be another banner sockeye salmon run on the Columbia River. This year’s sockeye count at Bonneville Dam will likely be the fifth highest since at least 1938, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Through Wednesday, a total of 338,035 fish had been counted. The record is the 604,052 sockeye counted through July 20, 2014. The top five counts have been since 2010.