Chum salmon return to south Puget Sound
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The chum salmon returning to south Puget Sound streams are drawing anglers and fish-watchers.
The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/rpeeAB ) by next month more than 5,000 people are expected to have visited the Kennedy Creek Salmon trail, just off Highway 101 between Olympia and Shelton.
State Fish and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist Larry Phillips says about 14,000 fish are expected to return this year to the creek and other Totten Inlet streams. In more productive years as many as 40,000 fish have returned to Kennedy Creek to spawn.
Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com