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I ran across this information and thought it to be of interest.


A total of 15937 trout and salmon were counted as they migrated upstream through the lamprey barrier/fishway from June 26th through November 23rd. The steelhead population remains very healthy with the fall portion of the run comprised of 9260 fish and peak movement occurring during the week of October 9th. Recruitment from the “2003” year class appears to be exceptional with about 1900 three year old jacks migrating. The brown trout run of 3265 was spread out from late July through mid September due to low clear river conditions. This smaller than average run was still negatively influenced by poor fry survival due to the record flood in the spring of “2001”. A total of 3205 coho ascended, with the last week of September being the peak week. This number is very comparable to the “2002” run which produced this year class. Additionally, chinook numbers remain low with 161 passing by the observation window. Other salmonids counted included 45 pink salmon and one coastal brook trout. A very large rainfall event on October 4th and 5th significantly changed river conditions from an extended period of low and clear water to extremely high and muddy, which resulted in stained water conditions for the remainder of the season. Lake Superior conditions were evidently very favorable the past two summers as growth and possibly survival rates were above average. Warm summer temperatures and two lake herring year classes in 2003 and 2004 were likely major contributing factors.

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      Wow, I am certainly getting beat up over on this side of the fence today.  On month old posts and mostly by the mods oddly. ☹️
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