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One of the great things about fishing for Fall Chinook’s at the coast, is you have options. Whether your trolling the Bay, or side drifting up river. Bill will do whatever it takes to get those Salmon.

A great example of how good things can be at the coast. On Monday, one group goes up river and gets their limits, while another party books a half day in the bay for the afternoon, they hook three, and land a 38 lbs King!

Most of the fish are running between 15 – 28 lbs, mix in a few Jacks, and you have a cooler full of fish. The Bay continues to be up and down, but hopefully things will turnaround as the Salmon Derby approaches.


Well “The Boys” and even a few “Girls” came into town, a little earlier than usual for their annual Fall Chinook Trip on the Lower Rogue River, but they weren’t disappointed.

Fishing in the bay remained slow, so the call for the next two days was up river to try and hook into these moving schools of Salmon. It was the right call, as they were sixteen for eighteen with a mixed bag of Steelhead (“Wild” released unharmed), Jacks (Salmon under 24 inches) and Adult Salmon. The big fish of the bunch was a beautiful 28 lbs Fall Chinook caught on light spinning tackle with 8 lbs. test line. Talk about a battle!

Salmon continue to move into the bay, and as the water temperature begins to warm with the weather, the Salmon should begin to stack up in the bay. Keeping an eye on both upriver and the bay, we will fish wherever the fish are biting

Well we capped off a very successful spring season by landing nine Spring Salmon over the weekend, now it’s off to the coast for the start of the fall run Chinooks.

Fishing out on the coast has been a little slow as the fall run seems to be running late. The few boats going out have been getting a few Salmon here and there. Bill will be out at the coast through September, so we’ll keep everyone posted

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August 2011