Dolly fishing remains a hit and miss event. Happily, the last few days have had more reports of good fishing and some very nice fish have been caught. DIPAC has not unleashed any massive chum fry releases yet. Instead they have held the fry a bit longer than normal to fatten them up even more. Their plan at the moment is to release a big chunk right around June 1.
Even without the hatchery fry to heat things up, Sheep Creek, Salmon Creek, Amalga Harbor, and Echo Cove have all had some very good days of late. Eagle Beach by the Boy Scout Camp will open to fishing on June 1 and it generally is good. Sance Lance patterns can work very well since the beach out there is sandy and is home to quite a few of these little baitfish. Out around the sand spit at Echo Cove and the mouth of Fish Creek out by the channel marker are two other good sand lance areas.
Steelheading for all practical purposes is over. The creeks are still ultra-low and the fish that have come in have no where to hide. Give them a break and let them do their thing.
Finally, we have heard several reports of a school of kings cruising off of DIPAC. This is pretty early for hatchery fish and hopefully is a sign of a strong run on the way. In general June 10-15 is the real kick off of the Fish Creek/Channel king fishery. More on that later.
Enjoy the weekend and see you out there. Brad