‘Salmon Seeson’ has arrived, so go view local fish

September 15, 2013

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 15, 2013

Fall has arrived, and with it comes the return of salmon to Puget Sound streams and rivers. Sightseers can get a good look at the fish at several local waterways.

Spectators can watch the salmon return to Issaquah Creek from the bridge or through viewing windows at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way, through November.

Visitors can take self-guided tours of the hatchery daily, but the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery offers guided tours on weekends through Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Lake Sammamish is the only place within 90 miles of Seattle to see native kokanee, a special salmon species that is a smaller relative of sockeye. Locals can watch the red kokanee at Lewis and Ebright creeks.

Call 206-263-3661 before you go to make sure the kokanee are visible. Self-guided locations are Lewis Creek at 185th Place Southeast, and Ebright Creek at the East Lake Sammamish Trail in Sammamish.

Learn more about “Salmon Seeson” and look at maps of the salmon’s travels here.

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