Friday, October 5, 2007

Chinook Salmon

Salmon River Pulaski NY- The Chinook salmon are on the run. Another great day fishing the DSR. Runs of both Coho and Chinook salmon came through Wednesday 10/3/07. On Tuesday and Friday the runs were not as strong, however more than enough fish were making their way up river to keep us busy catching salmon.

We have had 6 days of strong runs of both Coho salmon and Chinook salmon. The way it looks to me the main runs of salmon have started. We should have steady flow of salmon coming into the river now. As for Steelhead, we have been catching these fish almost on a daily basis. The Steelhead fishing will only get better as the fall goes on.

For now the water temperature is still hanging around the mid 60's, and for the water flow it remains a 100 CFS. With the low water we are using fluorocarbon leaders and tippet and at times no weight.

Productive flies; not much has changed. I've found that I had to use several different patterns throughout the day depending on light conditions. At first light, big dark colored bunny leeches were very effective. As the day wore on, size 4 pink and purple comets, black and brown Mr. Rubber Legs, and of course black and silver woolly buggers. As I always say when in doubt fish a black stone fly, in sizes from 10 to 6.

One final note; this weekend is Columbus Day weekend. Keep in mind that this is the busiest weekend of the entire salmon season. October 11, 12 and the 16th has opened up. If you are interested, call the fly shop at 585-352-4775, or you can leave me a voice mail on my cell phone at 585-233-0436. If you leave me an e-mail, remember it might take me a couple days to get back to you.

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