Tuesday, September 12, 2017


This week has been a good week, especially considering it is still early September. The Salmon River watershed received approximately 2 inches of rain this past week.  As a result water flows were increased to 500 CFS Plus significant run off. At this point water flows from rain runoff has receded, I also expect the release to be throttled back to the fall minimum flow of 350 CFS soon. We also have been having some cooler weather than normal, water temperatures have been excellent ranging from the high 50° to 60° mark. Salmon are continuing to come into the river, some days are better than others. But overall the fishing has been consistently good. When you take into consideration the time of the year. The fishing his been excellent. Early September Chinook and Coho salmon can be a serious handful once hooked up and this week has been no exception.  Along with the Chinook salmon, we are presently hooking up with decent numbers of Coho Salmon. The word from the lake is that there is a lot of Coho salmon yet to come in to the river. At the piece the salmon are coming into the river system. It will not take long before entire river will have good numbers of fish from one end to the other. Production flies; it is still early and I have yet to see a pattern when it comes to flies. However the old stand buys such as Willie burgers in black and olive, sizes 4 and 6 are doing very well. I have also had a few occasions where the add stuff performs very well. So for flies we are still in that try it and see what happens stage.
Note:
I still have prime days available for mid to late September. This is salmon fishing at it’s best. They’re still way off from spawning and when hooked up they are very angry, lots of fun.  Also still have days available for October. These dates are for mid to late October steelhead fishing.

If you’re interested or have any questions please feel free to give me a call. Cell 585-233-0436

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