With a larger run of Sockeye Salmon in the Columbia river this year, some UCSRB staff had the chance to experience the run, and the popularity of this salmon run. Staff members Barb Carrillo and Jacob Prater had the opportunity to travel to the mouth of the Okanogan river, where Salmon are waiting for optimal weather conditions to start their journey up the Okanogan. These sockeye, waiting to swim upstream, are destined for a stretch of river near Oliver, British Columbia, which is about 560 miles from the Columbia estuary. In addition, the Okanogan river sockeye are primarily natural origin fish. The bite was on, and UCSRB staff was off the water with their salmon limits by 7:30AM. The experience was beneficial for staff to be able to experience the salmon runs in which they are constantly working to restore.
Last modified: July 19, 2018