Troutfanatic, I didn't click on the metro link, but here's a brief explanation of the source of the Lake Washington sockeye salmon run. John Kemmeric of the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries planted Baker River sockeye eggs in Issaquah Creek and the Cedar River between 1936 and 1940. He was kind of the Johnny Appleseed of salmon in those years. He stocked Baker sockeye just about everywhere a lake had an outlet to Puget Sound or the ocean. I'd go pull his report, but it's in a box under 3 boxes of other stuff. Sincerely, Salmo g.