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What are all those boats doing in Elliot Bay?

Salmon Season of course!

From Seattle Times

This summer’s salmon fishery is expected to be a banner season and early indicators say the fish are already cruising in local waters.

The highly anticipated opening of the ocean salmon fishery is taking center stage as a strong return of more than 1.2-million hatchery coho are forecast to return to the Columbia River, the largest since 2001

The inner Elliot Bay salmon fishery opens its doors, errr waters this morning: Fridays through Mondays. That means, practically everyone with a boat, kayak, or inflatable raft will be out there in hopes of getting lucky.