Tuesday, September 14, 2010

During the past week we had three days of so-called bad weather. Northeast wind, passing rain showers, just what we need to get a few fish moving. That's exactly what happened, nothing heavy but just a nice light steady push of fish. This made for excellent fishing for this time of the month. Keep in mind early September can be a little unpredictable however we are experiencing some good study salmon fishing at this time. Easy to get spoiled with the fishing we've had over the last few days. Along with the Chinook's salmon we are also seeing a few coho salmon. The cool weather systems has driven the water temperatures down into 60s. With temperatures like this the salmon will not be overly stressed, but warm enough where they will not run through the river to quickly. It has taken almost a week for the first of the salmon to work their way up river. The result of all of this is that, there is salmon spread out throw the entire length of the river. This also spreads out the fishing pressure. The largest concentration of fishing is located in the DSR and for now the fishing pressure here is not that heavy.

I have mentioned that the Chinook salmon seem to be larger than normal this year. This is turning out to be true. I have seen more salmon over 30 pounds already this fall then I would normally see an entire fall. It will be interesting to see if this trend of large fish caring on with the Brown trout and steelhead. As always we will have to weight and see.

I am starting to see a trend with the flies. First the fish are definitely bigger and stronger, as result we are using larger than normal flies. Size 4 black and silver woolly buggers have become the standard. We have also been having success with some larger bunny flies, some of these flies are close to four a half inches long. The salmon are definitely showing a preference for a big target. This is fortunate considering the large fish.

If you're interested in seeing just how big some of these fish are, I still have prime days available both September and October. Keep in mind that the normal guide fees will include the access fees for two people in to the DSR. This is a $90 value. If you have any questions feel free to call my cell at 585-233-0436. Or call the fly shop at 585-352-4775.
Please keep in mind when try to contact me on my cell phone. I am often in and out of good reception zones. Please be persistent or leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.

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