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Record number of sockeye expected

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WENATCHEE— Every year, in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, a dramatic change takes place in the middle of summer. Anglers, content with pan fish and small nibbles throughout the beginning of the fishing season suddenly become obsessed with one date: July 1.

The opening of salmon season.

Sockeye salmon are widely regarded as one of the most delicious fish and this year over 450,000 them are estimated to be swimming upstream through the Columbia River in a quest to reach…

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