The first charter-caught pink salmon of the summer from Possession Bar was taken Tuesday, according to Gary Krein of Everett, owner-skipper of All Star Charters, and while that's of interest to a lot of local anglers anticipating a pile of humpies next month, it's only a parenthesis to the two major fisheries currently underway.
Baker Lake sockeye opened the middle of last week, and the uber-popular Area 9-10 selective chinook fishery popped Tuesday morning.
The in-Sound hatchery king opener was either very good or very slow, depending on where you elected to drop your 'rigger ball.
If you bet on Possession Bar
, you lost, Krein
"There were probably 100 boats on the bar," he
said, "and we saw only 12 to 15 fish caught all morning.
Tom Nelson and several other local high liners also ran to Midchannel
and did well, Krein
said there are a lot of coho available at Jefferson Head, some to 5 or 6 pounds now, but most averaging 3 to 5 pounds.