Well the 2017 Salmon season is upon us and anglers are busy fishing in my local watershed. It was a rarity for me to not fish the opener on September 16th but the plans I had made did not materialize either and I missed a grand opportunity to meet some notable members but that is another story. Monday greeted us with a freshet of cool wet rain, YAHOO, finally. It also rained a few days before and IMHO is the only reason we had a push of FRESH COHO in a very low river. Twas a shakedown run for my crew who always joins me for the opener. Low tide first thing in the morning is my favorite time to get after these slime rockets and right at the tide change it was a blur!!! 11 am rolled around we had been bit 9 times, ran out of herring & only had two chrome bright Coho in the cooler!!! Well it happens every year and my crew often needs a refresher course & then an attitude adjustment. For instance, when the captain is fighting a fish, when he says "get the net" that only means one thing, stop what you're doing and "get the net". The season is still young, to be continued.