Noting that habitat, not hatcheries, are the “most significant driver” for salmonids, NWIFC points out the large difference in impervious surfaces in both basins, especially around the rivers’ mouths, in two graphics.
It’s also possible that this year’s total run will hit an unprecedented two and a quarter million salmon.
Washington game wardens say they cited the trio on the Tahuya River, which at the time was running very low but full of nice fish, creating ideal conditions for snaggers to take advantage of holed-up salmon.
A reporter and his cameraman followed WDFW officer Erik Olson and a cameraman and sound operator from Animal Planet around yesterday as Olson checked licenses and chatted with anglers on the rainy lower Duwamish Waterway and Elliott Bay.
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