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Sockeye delivery is delayed to Baker Lake

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It looks like the local sockeye returns are arriving later than expected, which is good news, especially for those planning trips to Baker Lake in Whatcom County, open to fishing through Sept. 7.

“We’ve had 400-plus fish counts at the trap in recent days, and the good news is more fish are starting to show up,” said Brett Barkdull, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist.

While the numbers have increased at the fish trap on the Baker River — a…

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