Hearing of the early King run prompted an earlier than normal exploration trip to the SR. We saw a good number of kings running and I mean running up river. They were not holding and they were on a mission to get up stream. That being said we had a blast being on the water and trying to find some that wanted to play. In the old days of running line we would have had an easy time of "catching" some kings. Most likely lining some kings. These days its all on the swing which is a harder proposition but that is what makes it fun.
The early runners also take a large risk with the high water temps and lack of oxygen.