The sockeye salmon count at the Ballard Locks is steadily declining. After the daily count hit a high of 2,900 sockeye on July 18, the dailu count was down to 297 fish on Saturday. The total count is 59,028 sockeye.
Also, anglers who are headed to the eastside and planning to stay at a state park should check the park’s status online before leaving. Some parks, such as Pearrygin, have been opening and closing because of wildfire threats. Pearrygin was scheduled to reopen Wednesday, Aug. 6.