What a difference a month makes! Prices on Copper River salmon are finally at a reasonable level. Whole sockeyes are only $8.99 per pound, and fillets are only $13.99 per pound.
But the best news is the price for kings, or chinook -- whole is $19.99 per pound and fillets are $29.99. Now is the time to vacuum pack and freeze for future use. Some places are still charging way too much.
Tim Caluya is operator of at Parkplace Center in Kirkland.