Living Green Olympia: Salmon at the Bridge in Downtown Olympia WA

Salmon at the Bridge in Downtown Olympia WA


Olympia WA downtown bridge view

Yesterday was a beautiful day to be down at Olympia WA's waterfront! The salmon are coming back to spawn again, and they are entertaining the onlookers at the 4th Ave. bridge in downtown Olympia WA.  Right now, many salmon are visible swirling through the dark waters in groups of a dozen or so per group.  There are some areas of shallower waters where you can see their shapes clearly, and other areas where all that is visible is the disturbance in the water as they glide and turn.  A few little splashes as one jumps a bit and everyone turns in that direction to watch.  Then someone shouts "Look there's a seal" and eyes move to where its head bobs just above the water's surface as it keeps watch on the salmon.

Salmon in water Olympia WA

Look closely at the water above & you will see the little fish shapes!  Soon more and more of the salmon will make their way on from Budd Inlet into Capitol Lake and on up the Deschutes River.  The fish ladders in Tumwater Falls Park will be the next viewing spot to watch this amazing fish journey.



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Comment balloon 5 commentsNancy Conner • September 12 2010 12:27PM


Hi Nancy how are you?  We met at the Portland RainCamp.  Thanks for sharing this story and posting these photo's.  I hope all is well with you and hope to see you again, take good care.

Posted by Richard Ruggaber, California Real Estate - (818) 422-5035 (Metro Life Homes) almost 10 years ago

Hi Richard!  Yes I remember what a nice chat we had at RainCamp!!  Life is good here in Olympia - hope all is going well for you too.  And I, too, hope that our paths cross again.

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 10 years ago


Good tasting salmon sounds delicious.  Looks like some beautiful weather according to the pic.  Hope things are going well in your business.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago

It certainly is that time of year, heck we posted our pictures last night and I have to say we are not disappointed in our haul.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

Hi Cherise!  We've had some nice fall days - sometimes cloudy a part of the day, but then when the sun breaks thru it's glorious!  Leaves are starting to turn, too - I love those brilliant colors!  And yes, business is good; we've had some great new buyers getting lined up with contracts, so staying busy.  Hope things are going well for you too!! 

Hi Todd!  Gotta go look at your photos - where do you fish usually?

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 10 years ago