Pink Salmon in the Cascade River 2
Both the male and female can be seen in this photo. A female can lay between 1,500 – 2,000 eggs. After the male fertilizes the eggs, the female covers the eggs with small rocks and both the male and female die. Sometime during early to mid-winter the eggs hatch. The young fry feed on the attached yolk sac. In late winter or spring, the fry swim out of the gravel bars and migrate down stream to Lake Superior.