It has been another beautiful week and the sea run Dollies have been spotted off the beaches and stream mouths all over town. The Dollies have been found cruising by the beaches from Sheep Creek, Salmon Creek, Boyscout Beach and the sand spit at Echo Cove. Typically we suggest searching for a fry bust on the surface of the water and casting into it, but since DIPAC has done their fry releases and there are now tens of thousands of salmon fry in the water, the Dollies have become more of subsurface feeders than normal. Do not be afraid of blind casting to where you think the Dollies may be hiding, and trying different stripping variations from fast and short to slow and long.
Variety has been the name of the game when it came to flies this week. As soon as one fly would work the fishing would shut off and it was time to dig through the box and come up with a new pattern. Clousers in Olive/White and Gray/White, Salmon Fry, Epoxy Mini Minnows, Floating Smelt, Stinger Clousers, Dolly Llama #6 and more all worked at one time or another.
Cheers to another beautiful weekend. We hope to see you out on the water!