The pace of the Snake River steelhead run is picking up, with the daily
count at the Lower Granite Dam averaging 2,100 fish, and the total count
at nearly 40,000 fish on Oct. 15.
Although that’s only about 65 percent of last year’s count at this time,
it’s an improvement from the slow start in September when less than 5,000
steelhead were in the system.
Biologists are projecting a total runsize at Lower Granite Dam for 1998-99
of 60,000 to 70,000 steelhead, lower than the past …