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 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 refresh your skills for coho season. To target these fish, hit low tides at either location 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 coho are 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! 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.
Just remember, you can't catch a fish if your fly isn't in the water...
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