10/26/15 Washington Coast River Report

I’ve been fishing everyday on the coast for a couple weeks now and fishing has been spectacular for chinook. Many rivers in Washington are now closed or closing for salmon fishing due to low numbers of coho in the hatcheries. I’m fishing rivers on the North coast where the rivers are still open. I’ve been having double digit days on chinook and coho for 10 days straight. Due to low water, chinook are stacking really thick in the deep holes, around structure or off ledges/drop offs. I’ve been mainly float fishing eggs suspended off bottom with medium sized baits. I’ve been also twitching darker jigs in 3/8 and 1/2 oz. Seeing some colored fish but still lots of very fresh chinook fresh from the ocean with sea lice. This past week I started to see coho show up thicker and thicker in the lower rivers on each tide waiting anxiously for some rain. With lots of rain in the forecast more bright chinook will come in and a really big push of coho will flood the rivers. I have dates open this week and I have dates open in November.









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