This weekend is “free” fishing in Washington, you don’t need a license to fish on Saturday & Sunday (June 7&8). We can provide a free catch record card and the special endorsements are not needed (Columbia river endorsement for salmon & steelhead). Check here: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/free/
Also, the salmon retention season will open on Saturday June 7 2014. The early Salmon, springers or summers don’t hang around much in the lower river, they move pretty quickly to the upper sections, as in above Summit Creek. But, if you’re in the right place at the right time you might get into them. Since they school you’ll generally find them in large groups, either a bunch or none. Here’s the WDFW announcement: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=1455
I fished the same water I fished last evening with no luck, can’t say I covered the run very well either evening. My heart and head are heavy and somewhat confused with the loss of Rick. I just need to switch it over a bit and start fishing in Rick’s honor…I’ll be more confident and effective then.