This video shows the ripples of some sizable Chinook – at least three of them, each about two feet long – seen on Nov. 11 in Sonoma Creek near the Glen Ellen Bridge. They splashed around there for a while before heading further upstream to spawn.

Chinook have been known to spawn in Sonoma Creek once there’s enough rain to create the right streamflow. Anyone who happens to see Chinook in the streams of Sonoma Valley is asked to let us know when/where and other details by emailing