RE:No nookie like chinookie?
Yep, I can attest that they were in along the Tacoma Narrows beach(I caught two over 20" one morning and lost 8 more) the first week in July. A friend did even better - he got a couple in that weighed 5-10lbs and lost a couple more the next morning! Then the bait moved, and the salmon followed. I've heard reports from this last weekend that anglers have connected on other beaches further north.
If you're around Seattle, you might want to try Lincoln Park. It should be getting hot soon too. Fish the tide changes, esp. early morning.