We were there on Friday as well and unless your pal made it out to Swiftsure, I don't know where he found them. We fished 3 days and with the exception of the staging kings in the bay, didn't see a salmon. Did land a 25/30 pound Ling that wouldn't let go of a rock fish. Should have seen the clown act as we tried to fasion a gaff as we don't carry one or a net. Got her though. Killed her in the heat of the moment and shouldn't have done that. Big female. Fish and game guy said that he is still seeing females with eggs. I thought they all spawned in April/May. This one didn't have eggs but still should have released.
Will be back on station this weekend. Maybe the rain will bring them in. Hope springs eternal. TB