April 8, 2013
This year’s chinook run is expected to be smaller than in recent years, and early dam counts are backing that. But there could be a bright spot for Idaho anglers. Three spring chinook had crossed Lower Granite Dam as of Monday, April 8. That’s the last dam the fish cross before entering Idaho. The first dam on the Columbia River is Bonneville, and 618 chinook have crossed there, which is substantially lower than the 10-year average of 4,757 by that date.