Sockey 2014? Fish Counts Look Strong

sockeye2009a It looks like it could be another good year for Sockeye on Lake Wenatchee. So this weekend, between hiking up to the water fall on Dirtyface, trying to convince yourself that the lake is warm enough to dive into, and firing up the BBQ you would be well advised to do an inventory check on your sockeye gear.

From Reeltime Northwest, Seatle Times 6-27-14

Massive numbers of sockeye continue to migrate up the Columbia River
Posted by Mark Yuasa

The Columbia River sockeye returns could very well be ahead of the 347,000 preseason forecast and single-day counts have been robust this week. Link to Full Article

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  • joelcarlson July 4, 2014, 2:59 pm

    Already 389,000 sockeye over Bonneville dam and 20+ Thousand more coming each day. That will start to drop soon but 450K is not unreasonable. Pre-Season forecast was 347,000. I am hoping for a 5-6 fish per day limit here at the lake. There will be plenty of action on the Columbia so maybe not as much fishing effort here. Clear out the freezer and fire up the smoker!