2020 Sockeye Preview

From talking with local fish expert Rollie, here is the latest on Sockeye predictions for this summer’s season.

“The best estimates are from 38-41,000 Lake Wenatchee sockeye. With the cold and the high water the fish have been slow to reach Tumwater. There were only 100+ fish last week, but thing have changes with 3,000 going over the dam early this week. Who know if the hot weather now is a good thing, how fast the main body of fish will come up the river. I would think at the earliest opening will be the last part of the next week, but more likely the first week in Aug. Don’t forget some 4-5 years ago the water warmed too quickly and 15,000 fish refused to go up the Weantchee River.