Adults average 22 pounds but many people frequently see 40 to 50 pound fish in the fish ladders at Bonneville Dam.Chinook salmon spawn in the late summer and fall and die.
The Bonneville Dam Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1987. Adults average 15 to 17 inches in length and weigh two to six pounds. These Atlantic Ocean fish were introduced into the Sacramento River in 1871 and are now found as far north as Alaska along the Pacific coast. Most return to spawn in open water in the Columbia River at age five.
Not all shad die after spawning and some may actually return to spawn up to five times during their lifetime.
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The link below will take you straight through to the Bonneville Fish Camera.