And what a run it was!

This male Chum salmon returned to its home waters in Venema Creek. Salmon return to their home waters to spawn, needing 2 things: a mate and suitable habitat for spawning; Photo by Matt Kuhar, CWCAP Naturalist, Nov 12, 2016

The 2016 fall chum salmon run has come to end, and what a run it was!

Chum were first reported on October 27, about the same time as last year.  While this season may have ended a week or so early compared to last year, the numbers were close to last year’s numbers. 

Here is a summary of numbers for the last three years.

Did you see a fish this year at Carkeek Park?  Leave a comment and tell us what you saw!