excellent, that is not even close to being an "old boot"...I had a feeling lots of the early nooks were upriver; word today is there were new fish moving in from the ocean, some were really big coho but more fresh chinook should be coming up the lower river also...hobster;n599262 said:Hit the river today with Brandon ( Killigan) to search for some nookie. I have only fished for salmon a handful of times (I love the steelhead!) and have never bank fished with bobber and eggs for chinook. Brandon was kind enough to show me a few spots and helped me out with a few pointers on how to catch em. It was a slow day overall, we only saw a few hooked and landed. "Shoulda been here yesterday" was the common theme. We heard from a few people it was pretty hot yesterday......oh well. Brandon did get a big buck which was awesome to see, we didn't have a net and once landed the fish got back in the water (hook was out) but swam the wrong way and ended up in a shallow hole. He was pretty worn out by then, Brandon missed him and he swam right toward me with the river and freedom a few feet away but I was able to tail him. It was pretty cool. It rained all day so maybe there was a slow rise and the bite turned OFF. Nice big buck, a little dark but the meat was good for the smoker. Weighed in at 24 lbs. after being bled and gutted. Thanks Brandon!