Got to the river for the opener. The sanctuary had very little fish holding in it. I walked up the Russian and found my favorite hole, got my limit in three hours. There were sporadic bursts of 6-8 fish every 30 minutes.
Now for the interesting part. While I was cleaning my fish on the ferry tables I was talking with one of the F&G guys. In the 45 minutes we were bs'ing we managed to see two different drift boats pull up to the island at the sanctuary and guys started to fish there. I asked the F&G guy, are they really fishing the sanctuary? He just shook his head. Then I got to watch him call them over to the bank so he could give them a $250 ticket! Ouch!!
Gotta read the regs.