Kitsap Sun reporter Christopher Dunagan writes about the Fraser sockeye returns on his Watching Our Water Ways blog:
When it comes to Fraser River sockeye, a single year can make all the difference in the world.
Last year at this time, I commented in Water Ways about the mystery of the missing Fraser River sockeye and the economic disaster wrought by the abysmally poor runs. Preseason forecasts of 10 million sockeye washed out with a return around 1.5 million.
This year, all kinds of fishermen seem overwhelmed with excitement as large sockeye runs return to the Fraser, the longest river in British Columbia.