Congratulations on your first post in 2.5 years! April 1st, don't forget to buy your fishing license as you've let it lapse for the past 3 years. Glad you'll be getting out with me, will have to bring the kids and have them give it a go this year.
Also a stronger run predicted for the Skagit! I hope to duplicate an epic day I had floating Marblemount to Rockport mid-Sept 2009. Fresh pods still pushing up the channel, even as others were beginning to hang-out in the shallows awaiting zombie mode. Easy to target the hot ones. My arm feels sore now just thinking about it!