About 1,700 Snake River Sockeye Spawners To Enter Redfish Lake This Year, Most Since 1950s

Central Idaho’s Redfish Lake is teeming, in a comparative sense, with sockeye salmon once again after decades of relative dormancy.

Through Tuesday a total of 1,145 of the reddening spawners had been counted this year at either Sawtooth Hatchery or Redfish Lake Creek after completing a 900-mile freshwater journey up the Columbia, Snake and Salmon rivers to Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley.

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