Rain. Rain heavy at times. Rain with heavy showers... with no foreseeable sun. This constant rain impacts our fishing quite a bit around Juneau as the rivers run high, and the Gastineau Channel turns into a chocolate milk color. The large tides and rain over the last week have been washing the dead Chum out of creeks, and some fresh Coho into them. It is not the most glorious weather outside to go fishing in, but as soon as the rain holds, this town is going to light up with Coho's.
If you are interesting in embracing the constant storm outside, we suggest going to places like Point Louisa, Auke Creek, Outer Point, and Salmon Creek. Focusing on fishing in the salt, try using flies like the Clouser Minnow- Chartreuse/White, Tutti Fruiti, and Pink/White or the Half n'Half Chartreuse/White or Pink/White. Any bright colored flies that stand out in the off-colored water will be your best bet.
The Dolly Varden fishery continues around the Juneau area, but is also impacted by the high rain and water levels we are seeing in the creeks. As the creeks begin to drop back into shape, continue to fish your egg patters, and bead patterns, as well as small flesh patterns in places like Sheep Creek, Salmon Creek and Montana Creek.
Where there is a will (...and good rain gear, it may be time for you to check out what's new in Simms jackets) there is a way! There are fish to be caught out there, and as soon as the rain lets up, it's ON!
-Brad, Mike & Kayla