Went out last evening. First trip of the season. Water was cold, 51 at the surface. Started in the shallows south of the harbor (about 30 feet of water) Bait balls on the graph everywhere but could not find the game fish.
Moved out to 65 feet of water (still cold at 52 on the surface). Marked bait balls regularly (not as much as in shallow) but still not marking any game fish. Had no strikes and put everything down (coho rigs, chinook rigs, spoons, plugs) fished near the surface down to 40 feet.
As we were getting ready to pull lines we heard that the fish are further out. About 150 feet of water as the warmer water has pushed out. Will try again tonight and go straight out to deeper water.
Good luck with the 2018 season! Based on all the bait fish I saw last night I think we are going to see some huge salmon this year.