This week the fishing name of the game has been big flies, big fish, and big rain downpours.
083018bCara from Aroostook County, Maine with her first fly caught Coho on the Dolly Llama.
The silver salmon continue to slowly but steadily trickle into Sheep Creek/Thane area as well as the Salmon Creek area. 9 mile and 5 mile seem to be a bit behind the times, but are still producing chromers here and there. After the rain we got this week, it could take a couple days for the water clarity at these locations to clear up enough for good fishing. Really, what more is there to say? The Dolly llama seems to be the magic fly, pink and white, chartreuse and white, and black and white are the magic colors. Clousers are easier to cast though, so you can try those color combos in Clouser Minnow's too. At 9 mile and 5 mile, work on bracketing the low tides. At Sheep Creek/Thane you can bracket either the high or low, there have been fish caught on both sides of the tide.

Last year, the coho fishing seemed to really heat up the second week of September, so now is the time we should all get out there!

The creek fishing has been spotty with the rain and dirty water we have been seeing. Without a doubt, it will pick up again for both Dolly fishing and for silver fishing once we get a few nice days and the water clears up.
083118aIan Putnam with a massive Cutthroat Trout on a fly out around the Juneau area.
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