Between the fierce wind and rain this week, people have been getting out there and continuing to catch fish!
The rivers this week have been a bit on the outs with all the rain we have received. We could use a couple of days of no rain for them to be fully fishing right again. Good news though, this weekend's weather report is calling for showers all weekend (a great change from "rain, rain, rain.")!
Let's start things off by saying that for some weird reason we have gotten a late push of Pink Salmon in the Sheep Creek, Fish Creek, and Auke Creek areas. They're slightly blushed, but in surprisingly good shape considering it is mid-August. They are fun to catch, and a great way to keep your skills fresh for coho season. To target these fish, hit low tides at either locations using pink colored flies such as the Humpy Hooker, Searunner Special, All Pink Clouser, and the Starlite Leech.
And, now what you have all been waiting for.... That's right, the hat was won, and not just one, not just two, but THREE hatchery coho were caught off the road system this week. The coho are officially trickling in around town and another gonzo silver season is upon us. It is time to dust off your 8 weight, check your waders for leaks, make sure you have plenty of 16lb Salmon Leaders and Dolly Llamas and get out there! As long as the rain holds for a tide change, and the channel doesn't turn to chocolate milk, channel fishing is the way to go this weekend as the creeks will most likely still be running high and dirty. Try hitting 5 mile, 9 mile, Sheep Creek and Auke Creek areas, bracketing low tides, throwing flies such as the Clouser Minnow and Dolly Llama in bright flashy colors like chartreuse/white, pink/white, and black/white.
Just remember, you can't catch a fish if your fly isn't in the water... We also have a little In-Store Mini Sale going on, so pop on in and check out the goodies.
As always, we would love to see our fishing reports in action, and what you've been catching.
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