The Seattle Times is pumping up salmon fishing prospects for this summer. It might be a good year to pick up a beach chinook on the fly? http://seattletimes.com/html/sports/2021149476_outn09xml.html Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca are expected to be good for hatchery chinook. “The forecast is strong for hatchery chinook, and the best we’ve seen in the last decade, but the proportion of wild fish continues to shrink,” said Steve Thiesfeld, a state Fish and Wildlife salmon resource manager. Add more than 6.2 million pink salmon (5.9 million in 2011) and 882,134 coho (732,363 in 2012) returning in late summer. Those will be bolstered by a British Columbia pink forecast for the Fraser River totaling more than 8.9 million, plus a sockeye run of 4.7-plus million. Pinks return in odd-numbered years, and coho that normally arrive from late August through September tend to come in much sooner and right on the heels of pinks. The Puget Sound coho fishery last year was one of the best anglers had seen dating back at least 12 years.