Fall fishing is in full swing and so is the rain. The story of this last month has been nothing but rain and semi-tough fishing conditions. The King salmon are spawned out and with some of the higher water, the carcasses have mostly been washed downstream. Fishing flesh flies and beads behind obstructions in the river has been the most productive. Pinks and Chums are on redds and are putting protein (eggs) into the water. 8mm and 6mm beads in a fresh color have been producing well. There are some big boys ready to play, if you can find them.
Silver salmon are getting their blush on and getting ready to start dropping eggs. We’ve spotted some fish in the upper stretches of the river but, there are still lots of fresh fish coming in and ready to take a fly. The fishing for silvers has been fun and pretty fast when we’ve been able to find a group of them. Lot’s of fish are very colored up, but most are still in decent eating condition.
Catching a limit of Silvers shouldn’t be super difficult on a fly rod if you find pods of fish. We pretty much just bounce from frog water to frog water. When we were out this past Saturday the sun came out briefly and it definitely put the fish off. With the rain and the current river conditions it’s sometimes hard to spot the fish, but they are there. Just don’t spend too much time fishing one spot. If they are willing to take, it will happen in the first few casts.
Have a good Labor Day weekend. Make sure you let me know how you do!