Effective at 00:01 hours Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 until further notice the sub-regions that are open are 29-7, 29-9, 29-10 "The Banana" at the mouth of the Fraser and 29-11 to 29-17 in the tidal section of the river which extends from the mouth of the Fraser upstream to the downstream side of the Mission Bridge.
Fishing the Banana will require the usual down rigger set up but if you have extra flashers attach one to the downrigger ball and another one or two just above it to make it look like a school. Sockeye are attracted to schools of what they perceive to be other fish. As far a lures go it ranges from a simple as a single black or red hook (no kidding, they feed on small shrimp like critters so just a bare hook can work) to small red hootchies or even try a chartreuse pink fly.
In river fishing is likely to be on the bar just downstream of the bridge and casting from shore or anchored boats near bars such as Derby Reach using lures or again, red/chartreuse small streamer flys. Still, if you get one can a long weekend barbecue be far behind?
The upriver section will be reviewed Tuesday August 5th and likely would not open till August 6th at the earliest and that section is normally a 2 fish per day limit. I would expect that to happen untill the run really demonstrates that it as large as is hoped for. To date the in river test fisheries are running at about 25% of the 2010 run so there is still uncertainty about the run size. The next 5 days of test fishing will factor large in measuring how big the run really is.
Tight lines and book a trip to get out on the water!