As some may know, this year we have a record number of spawning Sockeye salmon spawning in the North Pacific region. This was very evident a few weeks ago when we were fishing up at Langara and Sockeye salmon were being caught -- they are usually never caught on the bait we use.
Fisheries were estimating some 60 million spawning Sockeye to the Fraser River in British Columbia this summer - a great number of those fish also make it south to the puget sound and nearby waterways, and ultimately, my little river: Bear Creek.
I took the below photos from my bridge this afternoon. We have been watching these fish grow in numbers for the past couple weeks. At this point, there are probably 100 fish within a 75ft stretch of the river. Amazing... truly amazing.
There are a few photos where you can try to see how many Sockeye you can count.
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