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2012 Salmon Run: Year in Review

Jan 24, 2013


The 2012 spring chinook return was both late timed and just below the average size since 2000. The summer chinook and fall chinook returns were close to average sized and were average timed. Spring and summer jack chinook returns were below average. Fall chinook jack returns were near average.

Chinook 2012 Run at Bonneville Dam



Summer steelhead returns were quite a bit below average for both total fish and unclipped fish. Their run timing was close to normal.

Steelhead 2012 Run at Bonneville Dam




Sockeye enjoyed the largest total return since at least the construction of Bonneville Dam. The majority of fish were headed for the Okanagan.

Sockeye 2012 Run at Bonneville Dam



The coho return was well below average but had close to normal timing. The jack coho return was below average

Coho 2012 Run at Bonneville Dam