It is almost time for the Kokanee Salmon to run. Each fall Kokanee Salmon return to their birth place in rivers across Utah to spawn. Porcupine Reservoir, Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Strawberry Reservoir are home to thousands of Kokanee Salmon. They are fun to watch and easy to see as they turn bright red and enter the rivers to spawn.
The Strawberry River is one of the best viewing spots in the state to witness this annual event. The Utah Division of Wildlife is co-hosting its annual Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day Sept. 20 at the Strawberry Reservoir visitors' center. You are welcome to visit the center and the fish trapping area to view the fish.
Each year millions of eggs are collected and sent to state fish hatcheries to be incubated and the young fish to be released the following spring. Hatchery incubated fish high a higher survival rate than eggs left in the wild
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We Fish Utah Staff