KOLO TV –
It’s an annual attraction that draws people from near and far. The Kokanee Salmon returned to Taylor Creek in Tahoe this year.
According to U.S. Forest Service the salmon returned a bit early at the end of September. The salmon usually makes the trek back to Taylor Creek early October.
Each year the Kokanee Salmon swim upstream from the lake to spawn. U.S. Forest Service Volunteer Rockey Fennema said the attraction draws in thousands of people a week. The salmon spawn at the creek for several weeks and lay their eggs.
Fennema said, “If you look at the fish the larger ones that have a big hump in their back and a hooked jaw are the male. The female are the smaller ones.”