Kitsap Sun: Gorst Chinook Run Changes

The Kitsap Sun reported on the potentially early-returning chinook to Sinclair Inlet in a few years.

— Three years from now, anglers and tribal fishermen should be able to catch chinook salmon in Sinclair Inlet during July — a month earlier than they can now — thanks to a new hatchery program.

The Suquamish Tribe, which operates rearing ponds in Gorst, are releasing two stocks of chinook fry this year instead of one. The newly added fish, which originated at Minter Creek Hatchery in South Puget Sound, tend to return in July and August.