Idaho Sockeye Salmon Run Third Largest On Record

This summer’s Idaho sockeye salmon run is the 3rd largest on record.

Over 2,000 sockeye have crossed Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River into Idaho.  That’s three times the ten-year average and the third highest on record.

The fish swim over 900 miles gaining over 6,000 vertical feet to their spawning grounds in the Sawtooth Basin.  The fish started arriving near Stanley last week.  Idaho sockeye were listed as endangered in 1991.