Salmon crossing from Lake Michigan into smaller lakes and streams, aka The Run, weren’t plentiful this year.
So, when I watch this video of salmon swimming across a road, I want to get back out on the lake and get some salmon.
The scene is western Washington. Roads along the Skokomish River flood in the fall.
That flooding leads to chum salmon crossing the roads as fast as they can.
The problem is that the flow of the flooding takes the salmon out of the normal water channel. They end up in fields or other areas.
So, the salmon end up having to cross the road to mate. That can be a bit startling for drivers on the road, to say the least, when they see several large fish skittering across.
And for anglers, seeing salmon crossing in front of them, within reach, has to cause a few twitches.
I can’t imagine what that would be like.