As of Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Fish and Game’s effort to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is proving to be a success, as the number of sockeye returning to Idaho has set a new modern day record. On Sept. 11, the number of sockeye trapped at Redfish Lake surpassed the record of 1,381 trapped in 1956. This is the second milestone achieved by the 2014 return. On Sept. 6, the return surpassed the record of 1,355 fish returning in 2010 (the highest return since the construction of Lower Granite Dam). As of Sunday, Sept. 21, IDFG has trapped 1,457 sockeye.