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The cooler weather and rain that fell seems to have woken up the Bay. As the week went on, more and more fish were being landed. The Sliver Salmon run has finally started up too. Most of the Kings are averaging 16 – 22 lbs, while the Silvers are averaging 12 – 14 lbs. Just a reminder, “ALL” Wild Silvers must be released, unharmed, back into the river.


Fishing up river was fantastic this past week. Three to four adult Kings with a few Jacks mixed in has bee the average. The Bay also stared to produce some nice number of Kings caught. Hopefully this is the beginning of the Fall Chinook run we have been waiting for. Only a few Silver Salmon being caught have been reported so far. This could mean a late run for Silvers as well.

The weather forecast is for cooler temperatures along with some rain. This might get the fish shooting upriver again.

Fishing upriver slowed a bit this past week. Many of the Kings seem to be moving up river at a blistering pace, making it a bit more difficult to locate schools of fish. This may be due to the much cooler water temperatures upriver. The Bay continues to be slow, with very little to report. Fish still rolling, with a few being caught.

Limits, Limits, Limits, it’s finally happened. After weeks of slow fishing in the Bay and up river, the decision to fish up river and side drift finally paid off with limits for five of the seven days last week. These Fall Chinooks averaged between 12 and 25 lbs. and are a challenge to land on light spinning gear. Mix in a few “Jacks” and it all leads to a fantastic week of fishing.

The Bay continued to be slow, as only nine fish were weighed in for the Salmon Derby on Saturday. The winning fish tipped the scale at 37 lbs. Everyone is still waiting for the “Hot” bite to get going. As September arrives, the Silver Salmon should begin to show up

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September 2010