Maitland said with the river high and cold, he suspects sockeye are holding below the Tumwater Canyon, waiting for less rigorous conditions before attempting the tough uphill fight.
“It's looking like a later, compressed run,” he said, “but the numbers being counted at Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams on the Columbia are positive, and I'm still optimistic we'll get our fish.”
The spawning escapement goal on the Wenatchee is 23,000 sockeye, plus 2,000 or 3,000 more for a harvest fishery.
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