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Salmon on Chikoot River yet?

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Salmon on Chikoot River yet?

Have the salmon started up the Chilkoot River yet?

Is it just the beginning or is the river heavy with salmon yet?

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1. Re: Salmon on Chikoot River yet?

We were up I believe the Chilkat river, and yes there were sockeye salmon. Not heavy, but you could see them.

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2. Re: Salmon on Chikoot River yet?

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The pinks are just starting up the river....very late this year, due to high water and colder temps, I believe......

Saw a couple catching them out of the Chilkoot Lake from the shore day before yesterday....

We have caught about a doze sockeye this year in Lutak Inlet, which the Chilkoot River empties into....The count at the Chilkoot Weir was over 28,000 sockeye for the summer, with 50,000 - 70,000 being the average......

So, not heavy with salmon, but hopefully they are just starting a little late.......

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