First, where you can't go.
The Fraser Chinook fishery from Mission Bridge upstream to the Alexandria Bridge is currently scheduled to open August 3rd. We'll see how that goes.
The early Stewart Sockeye are in the Fraser but the sockeye fishery remains closed and I unfortunately am not holding my breath but will rather wait and see if it will open in mid August once some fish have made it up the river and survived the high temperatures.
The estimated escapement of Early Stuart sockeye as of July 23rd is 29,600 fish.
The estimated escapement of Early Summer-run sockeye past Mission through July 23rd is 53,300 fish.
So for sockeye, you have to head over to Port Alberni and partake in that run which has had reports of decent catches.
As far as pinks goes, local fishing in Howe Sound picked up over the weekend and should continue as the Squamish, Mamquam and Cheakamus rivers begin to fill up......Tight lines!