Thursday, September 23, 2010

Over the last few days the water flows has been at 500 CFS. The water flow is predicted to drop back down to the normal fall flows of 335 CFS, later this week. I have hoped that this increase in water flow would have shaken up the pile of fish that are sitting in the estuary. But as usual fish are fish and they do what they do. No big runs of salmon yet, however the fish continue to trickle in a slow but steady pace. The good news for this is that every day the fishing continues to be good. Right now we're having a good next of both Coho salmon and Chinook salmon. I'm also seeing more steelheads than normal for this time of year. Looks like a good sign for steelhead fishing later in October. For now it is a study flow of Chinook salmon and Coho salmon with a bonus steelhead thrown in for good measure. With fish continuously trickling in on a daily basis there is salmon spread out through the entire river system. The highest concentration is obviously in the fly fishing areas. Because some of the salmon have been sitting in this part of the river for considerable time now, fishing here can be a little tricky. With good presentation and persistence the fly zones are producing more than their share of fish. I have been spending most of my time fishing the DSR. Here the salmon are fresh from the Lake and more prone to take a fly on the swing. The fishing pressure remains moderately low during the week, however weekend traffic is picking up.

For flies, so far size 6 and 4 black and silver buggers, and black and copper bunny flies in the same size, have remains being the work force of the fly box. When it comes to Coho salmon this fall they seem to definitely have a preference for hot pink. When Coho are around it doesn't seem to matter is long as the fly has some hot pink mixed in. For steelhead, the same flies that we are using for Coho salmon are producing just as well for steelhead. With spawning still two to three weeks away I have not yet started to use egg patterns.

I still have prime days available for October. 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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