It's raining again, if the water in the rivers keep a good flow going through the next month we could have a rare king Salmon run, That would be very cool, I'll keep watching the rivers and let you all know if it happens!!
Does MN do any king stocking? I remember in Mich. they would try to catch the fish and remove the eggs/milt so they could stock the rivers b/c the natural spawn was not sufficient to maintain the population. They always had runs in the fall and spring but it wasn't enough to sustain the population, which as I am sure you all know wasn't native to the Great Lakes anyway.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988