Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jump start

The power company has increased the water flow to 750 CFS on Friday night and will run until Wednesday night. The increase in water flow has triggered a moderate but steady run of Chinook salmon and Coho salmon on Saturday, there also has been a few steelhead added into the mix. The fish activity for Sunday had dropped off slightly near the DSR. However there was a decent run through the DSR on Sunday afternoon. After that the fishing has slowed back down dramatically. This is nothing new, the salmon run when they decide to run and unfortunately they do not post their schedule on the internet for all of us. It will take two to four days for these fish to spread out through the river. Right now there is a big void of fish in the mid section of the river, hopefully this will change soon. For me the biggest challenge has been trying to figure out what flies the salmon want. It seems every day I have to go through the process of figuring out a successful fly pattern. What worked yesterday does not necessarily mean it will work today.
The fly fishing zones continues to fish halfway decent. The upper fly zone has a mix of both Chinook and Coho Salmon, however I have not seen any steelhead here. The lower fly fishing zone is an other story, there we are still catching a full mix off steelhead, Brown trout, and both salmon. The fish activity in both of these fly fishing zones will be heating up very quickly. I have started to see spawning activity increased in both of the zones. The increased spawning activity from the salmon will also help to concentrate the steelhead.

Note; I still have one day available in October 25. For November Brown trout and steelhead, I still have, 26, 28, 29, 30 is still available. Call the fly shop the number is 585-352-4775 my cell number is 585-233-0436 or e-mail me at jay@jaypeckguides.com

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