If you go anytime other than salmon spawning season the only thing you will see are the resident carp.
The most interesting thing for me in this visit was watching a young fisherman (probably about 10) land a nice steelhead which I would estimate at 12-15 lbs. I did not see any fish climb the ladder when I was there on a windy Saturday. A picnic table in the middle of the river doesn't add to the scenery.
Used to be one of the only fish ladders in the country but not sure if that's the story today, but when the fish are climbing, it's a fun place to watch!! Hard to imagine them being able to do it but you can see it with your own eyes!!!
One of the better fish ladder viewing areas we have visited. Nice walkway along the river too. Highly recommend seeing a fish ladder at least once in your life because it is so interesting watching the fish jump up the ladder. Free and you can take as much (or little) time as you want to watch the fish.
no dislikes all good, a great free time. weather was great, good location, family friendly.. we hope to go back there soon, when the salmon are running
Its a nice walk along the river. There were no fish jumping up the ladder so we were too early in the season to see anything out of the ordinary. We did see a turtle on a rock. That was cool.
LOVE going here in the fall. The fish are big and jumping! Nice to have a free thing to do in the city. Fun to take the walkway from here along the river to the Gerald Ford Museum. Free parking too. Great for anyone looking for a little something to do on a tight budget.
Watch the salmon jump the rapids,and all the fishermen (and women) tryi g to land a few. A great place to break from the day, kids and adults love it ! Easy to get to, and while its not a hour visit place, it's good for 1/2 hour. Cheer on the landing of huge salmon, and awwwww when a big... More
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