From everything I have heard and saw last week, it's been slow.
As for spinning gear, it works great, but if you go to Shoto dam or Mishicot dam right now (or in fall), there WILL be people there and you won't be able to use it without getting in people's way and tangling lines. If you somehow are the only person at the dam (very unlikely), then you could use it with success (I use spinners there and have success when I am the only person there, which is rare). The water is low at the dam, though, in general, so using a cleo would probably not be advisable there.
However, downstream from the dams, people use cleos and spinners more frequently as the water is a lot deeper and there are generally less people.
Floats w/ spawn are the most widely used item, particularly at the dams. If you are at the dam and there is more than 2 or 3 people, be courteous and do what they are doing (so you don't tangle lines); if they are float fishing, use floats. If they are using spinning gear, cast away.
As for what is up river: Chinooks generally start in early to late September and usually stop in October. Cohos and browns start up shortly after (late Sept to mid Oct). Cohos are generally done in November and some Browns will stay and keep going up through spring, but most are done in early spring. Rainbows will slowly start around the time cohos and browns move up, but generally it's a slow trickle until the first ice melts. I have heard of rainbows being caught up river all the way in June. Seen some caught in May personally.
It depends on the weather, mainly. Right now it will be mostly rainbows (and suckers), with a few browns mixed in
[This post was last edited on 4/17/15 at 11:26 AM]