Could turn out to be the run that never really happened? There's lots of forces at work that could have negativity tipped the scales. Down in San Diego we would welcome El Nino warming and the exotic game fish it brought north. Unfortunately, the recent and dramatic deviation to the temperatures in Salmon waters might have been catastrophic? Hopefully what ever conditions that are required for the Salmon to mobilize and spawn, are just delayed and will normalize as some of these extreme conditions abate, if they do...
Rivers that had spring chinook holding in tidewater or just above tidewater saw them move in and spawn in the first gravel that looked good because they were r-i-p-e. These were obviously too dark to bother fishing for.
From what I saw on Thursday while passing by, boats in Nehalem bay were fishing lower down rather than above Nehalem & there was a larger cluster of boats practically in the Cove at Tillamook Bay rather than everyone being in the channel by Hwy 101 where the floating restroom is. N Fk Nehalem had light pressure at King rapids and the hatchery. Salmon River was combat fishing at the hatchery and Hwy 101 bridge.
Necanicum bay hasn't seen any action yet, as of Friday.