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Thursday, July 12, 2018
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. I had an interesting conversation with my counterpart on this report, Dave Graybill. Besides being the Fishing Magician, Dave is also a Commissioner with the Department of Fish & Wildlife. Of course, a ton of people are up in arms over the closure of the Summer Chinook Season this Sunday. Dave told me the body that helps determine the seasons, known as the Technical Advisory Committee that works in conjunction with Washington and Oregon, uses a different dating system for when they measure dam counts. You and I go on-line and look at the dam counts through the Fish Passage Center's website. They start counting Summer Chinook Adults the first of June. But the TAC (Technical Advisory Committee) doesn't start counting Summer Chinook towards the total run count until June 21st. I did a query of the Adult Chinook over Bonneville Dam from June 1st to 20th and the total is 29,271. Subtract that from the total count of Summer Chinook Adults and you only have 23,603 fish out of a predicted run of 67,000. Now that we know how they count, it makes sense they're closing the season. Until next time, Good Fishing!