A rare but sad sight: salmon spawning in Salisbury

Senior Reporter Patrick L. Sullivan was called upon to help save a couple hundred small salmon that had made a poor choice of spawning ground, in a temporary brook near the Twin Lakes. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

I got an email on Halloween inviting me not to a costume party but to behold the strange and rare sight of sockeye salmon trying to spawn in a tiny little brook that runs through Ed and Betty Tyburski’s property on East Twin Lake in Salisbury.

The Tyburskis have owned the house for more than 50 years and they’ve never seen anything like it.

The brook is seasonal. When it rains, it runs.

And it rained buckets a couple days earlier.

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