Must be the recent rain? Notice the Chinook and the coho numbers rise at the same time. I bet it's a push of fresh fish due to the rains. Maybe the numbers are a good sign and predictor for other runs to come.
I believe the counts are correct for Bonneville Dam. Fished Drano Lake on 8/3 hooked 7 landed 6, on 8/6 hooked one landed one and fished 8/13 hooked 5 and landed 3. Half the fish landed were wild. I decided to try mini-leech patterns after reading recent posts on the forum. Steelhead seem to like them very well. Thanks for the input.
Those numbers are deceptive and not indicative of the size of run this year. Those fish, including the Chinooks, (not a coincidence) were held up and all shot through in two days due to cool weather and rain.
Below average run this year, especially on the east side.