Columbia Springer Run Downgraded, Shad Lagging

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FROM JOE HYMER

  • The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has downgraded the Columbia adult spring Chinook run to 75k at Bonneville and 83k at the river mouth.
  • The pre-season forecast was 160,400 fish to the river mouth.
  • Though early, only 21 shad have been counted at Bonneville Dam through May 14.
  •  It’s the 2nd lowest number of shad counted at the dam since 1986.
  • The fewest are the 16 fish counted through May 14, 2012.
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