Water is over 19 C right now on the Fraser, anything over 18 C starts becoming lethal for sockeye.
If they have been hooked and played out in this warm weather I could see them dieing.
100% agree. Not only lethal for sox but other salmonoids as well as Steelhead.
Fished the Deschutes late July and water temps were flirting with being too high too target steelies.
Temps in the Columbia/Deschutes mouth were cooler and fishing was quite good. Into several players
I wont' get into it like the flossing thread but anglers should be cognizant of fishing certain speices in warm water temps.
Mortality greatly increases with higher water temps. Ethics again. LOL