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October 16, 2010

Salute to the Sockeye Salmon – Adams River Run Oct 8, 2010

Filed under: Animals, Canada — K2 in Canada @ 6:34 PM

I always wanted to experience the famous Adams River Sockeye Salmon run but never got around to it. This year though seemed ideal with so many Sockeye returning from the Pacific Ocean into the BC river systems that we took an extra day off work before the long weekend to stop by at the Adams River on our way to my favourite lake. Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park was pretty busy with lots of people looking at the fish and food stands etc. – not quite how I like it but it was worth it. It was a beautiful sunny day and the river was full of bright red sockeye. Even though the water level looked pretty high you could see the dark clouds of big schools of fish up and down the river. We spend a good hour looking at the fish in the river as well as a small spawning channel next to it. Sooooo coooool. Here are a couple of pictures. More are located here: http://picasaweb.google.com/krade1709/SaluteToTheSockeyeAdamsRiverRunOct082010

The Adams River - all those dark patches are schools of SockeyeBig shools of SockeyeSockeye pairing up in the spawning channelUnder water viewClose up with a male Sockeye

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