|The Chinook (Kings) have grey-green backs and are usually larger than the red-backed Sockeye|
I took this photo of salmon in the Sammamish River October 7 while standing on the narrow pedestrian bridge that parallels the Leary Way Bridge here in Redmond.
I was looking north up the Sammamish River and was surprised to see a large number of red sockeye plus a few chinook schooling down below me. I counted more than 50 sockeye, plus the chinooks. I've never seen them gather like that in years past. I don't know if their behavior might have something to do with the extended dry weather we've been having.
By John Reinke