King In The Ladder, But Was It A Springer

Think you can tell the difference between spring, summer, fall and winter Chinook?

Here, take a look at this fish which appeared in the Bonneville ladder last Wednesday and tell us what you think.

“More likely a springer but still not sure,” says biologist Joe Hymer in Vancouver, who last week sent reporters into a frenzy with reports of the first spring Chinook of the year landed during an overnight commercial sturgeon fishery.

Whatever it is, with those downriver reports, springer season has officially begun!




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