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2015 Columbia chinook runs at record levels

A one-day record 67,024 fall chinook went up the Bonneville Dam fish ladder and past the viewing window on Sept. 7, 2014.
A one-day record 67,024 fall chinook went up the Bonneville Dam fish ladder and past the viewing window on Sept. 7, 2014.

FISHING -- The 212,618 adult fall Chinook counted at Bonneville Dam as of Friday is the 2nd highest on record (since at least 1938).

The record is 260,775 fish counted from August 1-September 3, 2013.

This year’s total adult Chinook count at Bonneville Dam trails the record (again since at least 1938) by less than 300 fish.  From January 1-September 3, a total of 594,833 adult spring, summer, and fall Chinook have been counted at the dam. 

The record is 595,123 fish counted during the same period in 2001.

Bottom line: There's plenty of fish out there to catch.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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