We took the boys on their first trip to the Issaquah Creek fish hatchery in downtown Issaquah, Washington. It's literally in the middle of this little suburb of Seattle. The first thing that Patrick said when he saw the salmon was, "Wow, BIG FISH!" The chinook salmon are running this month and they are quite large, ranging from 3-5 feet in legth and up to 12 inches in height. We decided to go this weekend because last weekend was the Issaquah Salmon Days festival and the downtown area was incredibly packed. This was we were still able to see the fish with only about 30 other people around. They said they had nearly 300 of these huge fish in the holding pools waiting to go upstream. The boys were very excited and had a wonderful time.