This means, it is only the main stem of the Squamish River which is still open to pinks. So, bottom line, check your regulations and fisheries notices as this drought continues.
The Fraser on the other hand has gone into full closure for salmon fishing. With the high temperatures, low flows and very low Sockeye numbers the Department of Fisheries shut down all the salmon fishing. This was likely due to the drop in numbers and the insistence on lots of fisherman to use the bottom bouncing technique. This doesn't discriminate between species and so the risks to Sockeye were too great. As you can see in the graph below, the green line shows the sockeye numbers are way below 2010 or 2014.
So as we head into the end of August, it looks like with the continuing hot weather, the rivers are continuing to drop and the number of fish under stress are increasing. Therefore, with a week to go till people start thinking about the labor day weekend, unless it rains, it will be salt water fishing and perhaps just the main stem Squamish River. Here's hoping it rains soon!