Second Daily Record in a Row
by Rich Landers
SALMON FISHING -- Sockeye are outdoing themselves in their 2012 run up the Columbia River.
Tuesday's count over Bonneville Dam was a one-day record -- 41,573.
That follows Monday's record upstream burst of 38,756 sockeye counted at Bonneville Dam. Both counts smash the previous record of 30,690 fish on June 24, 2010.
A record 462,000 sockeye are forecasted to the mouth of the Columbia in 2012. Of those, 431,300 fish are expected to be headed to the Okanogan River.
Meanwhile, Alaska is shutting down some sockeye and king salmon fisheries, even in the fabled Kenai River, because of troubling downfalls in the runs. Read the latest here.
learn more on topics covered in the film
see the video
read the script
learn the songs