Now that we're well into May, I can almost hear the salmon tumbling out of the net and into the boat.
Need more proof we're close to fishing time?
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued its first press release of the year today on the Copper River Chinook and sockeye season.
The famous fishery will begin with a 12-hour opener at 7 a.m. next Thursday.
The Copper River, however, won't be the first Alaska salmon gillnet fishery to open this year.
Southeast drifters will take that honor when they drop their nets for Taku River at noon Monday.