Thursday, September 15, 2016

As far as the Chinook salmon and the Salmon River are concerned, fall is here.  As of writing this report the salmon fishing has been picking up every day for the last few day. All indications are pointing towards a normal salmon season. Too early to know for sure but all indications are positive. The timing of this group of salmon running is typical for mid  September. More years than not we will receive at least a small round of salmon at this point. Also the lower fly zone will be opening for this coming weekend.  Generally speaking it will take the salmon 3 to 4 days to reach the upper river. At writing of this update there should be a few salmon scattered through the entire river system. Do not expect to find heavy concentrations in any single location. However if you’re looking for fresh salmon and light fishing pressure this is the time to fish.
Water temperatures have plummeted over the last few days with the cool, almost you could say cold night. Last few mornings water temperatures are starting out at the low 60° mark and finishing up the day in the mid 60s degree mark. We are seeing approximately 5° temperature swing daily. Water flows have not fluctuated much over the past week, flows remain at fall minimum of 335 CFS.
For those of you who fish with me in the past, or follow this blog will know I am primarily a woolly bugger fisherman for salmon. So this comes to you with no surprise that we have been using Black, brown, and occasionally olive woolly buggers.
At this time I still have some prime September days available these are September 20,21,22,25,29 ideal dates for fishing Chinook salmon and possibly catching a run of Coho Salmon.
We are also offering two spey casting classes.
Date for the casting clinic are
Clinic 2; October 1 Saturday, starting time 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Meet at 2.A fishing excess parking

Please feel free to give me a call [Cell 585-233-0436] and discuss any concerns and your options.

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