Fished both Saturday 6/22 and Sunday 6/23 for Skagit sockeye in Mt. Vernon from our boat. Followed the great tips in this thread from several years ago (thanks Steelheading360). http://www.northwestfishingreports.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=21825
Both days we anchored up in about 3.5 feed of water, and we fished off the deep side of the boat in 4-5 feet of water. We plunked with 3 ounces of weight, a size 6 spin-n-glo in the chrome/pink tiger stripe pattern with pink mylar wings, and 3 small beads above double hooks with a whole small sandshrimp rigged as in that post above. Used some Mike's gel scent in shrimp (the bright pink one). Saturday I got 1 at 7:15 and another at 7:45. Sunday my dad got a couple strikes before I did, but didn't land anything. I got the first one at 7:30 and the second at 9:00. I'd estimate them at 4 to 8 lbs. The smaller 2 put up an amazing fight, jumping half a dozen times including nearly jumping over our anchor line.
Remember to dress like an onion! It may be summer, but it was chilly, breezy and drizzling all morning. I think the cloud cover really helps keep the bite going after first light.