20 commercial boats are already registered for the test fisheries so things are falling into place should the fish start to enter the Johnstone Strait.
DFO is also increasing the allowable catch for coho in anticipation of an increased run. Currently you can retain 2 hatchery coho in the southern Vancouver Island/Juan de Fuca areas 20 and 19-1 to 19-4. In September this will change to keeping 2 coho of which one may be an un-marked fish.
Last but not least, the Vedder has been starting to produce red springs of which a 40 pounder caught on the weekend is making the rumor mill spin.
The Fraser continues to drop and clear up, with much less debris it will be good to head out for sturgeon to get some big ones before they get too fat and picky with all the sockeye they will soon be gorging on.
Tight lines and book a trip for what will likely be a memorable salmon season.