SE Report 7-27-10 PDF Print E-mail

Lots of good fishing to be had this week. A break in the weather has even made it pleasant to be out again.

Echo Cove shows no sign of slowing up. Pinks are plentiful and still up near the head of the bay. For more on this fishery check out our last few reports.

Montana Creek is full of chums all the way up to its headwaters. The Dollies are right behind them and a well chosen and presented bead is deadly. Have some variety in sizes as well as color. Last weekend 10mm beads ruled. With the water dropping, 8mms are more effective at the moment. If it rains in the next week that could flip back again. Mottled Tangerine or Orange Clear have been super hot.

Cowee Creek also has plenty of Dollies as well as a slug of pinks. You don't have to move far from the bridge to get into fish. For the pnks try a larger profile pink fly such as a Starlite Leech. A steady strip or slow swing is effective. The Dollies are feasting on beads of the variety we mentioned in the Montana Creek report.

Silvers are showing up in the troll fishery and should be near shore in a week or two. Point Louisa, Lena Point, and Auke Bay are all good early silver bets. More on that soon.

Get out there!  Brad

SE Report 7-18-10 PDF Print E-mail

creek-fishing.jpgNow that the July deluge has subsided, there is quite a bit of good fishing to be had. River levels are running medium to medium-low and salmon are in the creeks.

Dolly fishing has been heating up as the chums are settling in and starting to spawn. Sheep Creek and Salmon Creek have quite a few Dollies right above the tide line and are good spots for a "quick fish."  Montana Creek has chums all the way up in the Canyon and the Dollies are behind them. Up by the rifle range the chum numbers are just starting to build but as you fish downstream the numbers really increase. A bit of rain and even more will push up.

Cowee is also fishing well for Dollies. Look for chums or long deep runs and be sure to  get your offering down. Beads in Mottled Natural Roe and Mottled Tangerine in 8mm and 10mm are working well. Also Peachy King Glo Bugs, Unreal Eggs in Peachy King, Gorman Eggs in Pink #10 and Battle Creek specials are all good bets.

Finally, lots of pinks in Echo Cove especially around the low end of the tide. Humpy Hookers and Searunner Specials are the hot flies.

See you on the water, Brad

SE Report 6-29-10 PDF Print E-mail

Fishing has been heating up this week with a lot of food choices on the platter. Pinks, chums, kings, dollies and sockeye... you choose.

Tomorrow (6-30-10) is the last day for a shot at sockeye up at Windfall Creek. Last Saturday was a little on the tough side with the high water from the last rain storm. But there were plenty of trout to keep busy with. Try some of the traditional sockeye flies like Montana Brassies or Sockeye Lanterns.

Pinks have started to show up in Echo Cove. There is even a few rumors of them in Cowee Creek already. Try around the boat launch during a low tide. These fresh chrome pinks are a hot ticket on the fly. The Humpy Hooker and Sea Runner Specials are the best bet in the salt and estuaries. Starlite Leeches. Polar Cabelleros and Neon Shrimp in pink are the ticket in the streams.

Chums are stacked in at Amalga Harbor. These tight lipped slugs can provide quite a challenge on the fly... and then you hook one! Be sure to use a stout 8 wt. or 9 wt. rod and do not try to horse them in, or else! Try dead drifting small pink flies for them. Sockeye Lightnings, Karluck Shrimp and Humpy Hookers can produce. If a current seam provides some flow, then swinging larger pink leeches can be fun. Rocket Men and S&B's Super String can do the trick in this situation.

The king game continues to provide some hard fighting action. More and more reports of fish being caught on hot pink has been the buzz in the shop. Try Seekers, Guide Intruders and Rockstars on the swing or stripped.

Dollies continue to pour into the local streams as they prepare for the salmon to come. The egg drop is in the near future, but smolt are still the pattern of choice at the time. Try finding dollies in the deeper pools just above the tide line and up. There are still a hand full out and about in the channel. Try larger clouser style flies for these guys.

Tight lines. Brad and the crew

SE Report 6-25-10 PDF Print E-mail

Holy rain storm! After a few days of record rainfall the creeks went from bony to raging. The channel turned to chocolate milk and the king fishing slowed up. But the rain has subsided for the most part and things are getting back on track.

Only two days left to fish Windfall Creek Sockeye. Saturday June 26 and Wednesday June 30 are your last chance to intercept a chromer. The extra water should help the fishery as the conditions had been so low that getting any kind of a drift was tough. Come July 1 the creek is closed to all fishing for the entire month of July.

King fishing should keep going for the next week or two until a huge slug of chums come in and put the bite off. Keep in mind that Chartreuse has been a hot color for kings this year. The Rockstar Chartreuse has been a big winner.

Dollies had been super hot in lower Montana Creek and Cowee Creek and when the water drops it should turn back on.  It won't be long until the chums show up in the creeks and even more Dollies push in.

 Finally, the first few pinks have been seen out in Echo Cove back by the boat launch. If you haven't ever hooked one of these fish in June you are in for a treat. They will run you into your backing!

 See you on the water. Brad

SE Report 6-15-10 PDF Print E-mail

There is a lot going on right now so lets get to it.

Kings -  The king run has gone from ramping up to full on. Last night's tide had rollers and jumpers all over the place. Quite a few anglers hooked up and several fish made it to the net. Fish Creek after the high (on the dropping tide) and the surrounding areas have been most  productive.  Make sure to have your No-See-Um Head Net as the bugs are epic this year.

Sockeye at Windfall Creek - Reports from Saturday were of fairly low water in spite of all the rain. It seems like quite a few fish moved up. Hopefully the huge tides this week will reload the creek with fresh bright fish. Wednesday it is back on.

Dolly Varden - The Channel has finally really caught fire. Salmon Creek, the beaches across from Salmon Creek on Douglas Island, and little Kowee Creek by the Douglas Bridge have all been hot.

Finally, Cowee Creek out the road has filled up with Dollies. They annually make their move into the rivers about this time and reports are good. Try downstream from the bridge with a Pink Clouser Minnow, Battle Creek Special, or Pearl Pink Egg Sucking Leech.

See you out there, Brad

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