Slightly good news for the steelhead fisherman on the east side of the mountains. The fish count at the Bonneville Dam is slightly higher than the 10 year average for steelhead.
So far 111,116 fish have been counted at Bonneville as compared to the 10 year average of 94,759.
The Sockeye return has also been over double the 10 year average. 177,645 fish have been counted this year in comparison to 78,439 for the 10 year average.
Cross your fingers for an above average andro year on the other side of the mountains.
On another note. Here is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Couple guys cycling and fishing from Prudhoe Bay to Tierra Del Fuego to raise awareness about the Pebble Mine. Check it out and get involved!