|More to Come - It's Early|
|Water Temp: 69ºF Flow: 335 cfs|
|The bump in water on 9/7/2011 brought in the majority of fish in the river. Those fish have spread out and moved mostly into the deep holding lies and there a bunch of salmon in the Lower Fly Zone.
A couple of decent days followed Wednesday, with each day getting better or worse depending on where you were on the river.
The bright sun and warm temperatures are not doing anything to help the salmon enter the river. We need some rain, a cold spell or something to drive more fish in. Other than those things, time is the only other thing on our side. The fish will eventually run when they are ready. It's still early, and water still really warm, to expect anything other than what we have in the river right now.
The fish that did enter were a mixed bag of chinooks, coho and even some trout, steelhead and browns. In the warm water, if you are releasing your fish, take the extra minute get them revived properly. I saw quite a few fish floating downstream struggling to right themselves. They will surely die. A few extra minutes could mean someone else can appreciate that fish further upstream.
We will be on the river for the next few weeks - so be sure to check out our reports and if you want to book a trip, be sure to give us a call - (518) 527-7104.