Most people know False Outer Point is a good place to fish for king salmon in late April and May. What they don’t know is why.
Bill Heard, a retired scientist with NOAA, has a theory that answers that question.
“I’ve followed this for many years,” he said.
The majority of the chinook caught at False Outer Point in those months are wild Taku River salmon; several have been identified by tags placed when they were smolt, Heard said. A few others have been identified as fish from various hatcheries.