Scene in Edmonds: Releasing salmon below the fishing pier

Volunteers of all ages met at the Edmonds Fishing Pier Saturday to release 30,000 Coho Salmon that have been below the fishing pier for several months. According to Eric Sather, the president of Puget Sound Anglers Association (Snoking Chapter), the salmon were placed in the pen in February. The purpose was for them to be imprinted with this location so they will hopefully return to spawn in a few years.

— Photos by Doug Parrott

  1. It was great to have the “Edmonds-Kind-of-Day” community support in improving salmon in Edmonds with volunteers from Students Saving Salmon & Edmonds Stream Team, Olympic Fly Fishers, the grand-daddy of the net pen operation for over 35 years (Walt Thompson), and even my grand-daughter helping Puget Sound Anglers release the “Imprinted” yearling coho salmon from the net pen.

  2. It was great to see all the support! Thank you, Joe, for all you do for our community as well – and now even your granddaughter assisting. What fun! Thank you, Walt, for your experience and leadership! It was truly fun to watch you all in action.

  3. I’m sure glad I found and joined the Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds and got to be part of this!

  4. This is very much a community effort! Thanks to Walt, Joe, the kids from Students Saving Salmon & Edmonds Stream Team, and the good folks from Olympic Fly Fishers!

    We’ll be doing phase 2 (frame breakdown and cleanup) in the next couple weeks. Check out our club facebook page for updates and current events: https://www.facebook.com/psasnoking

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