This week the fishing name of the game has been big flies, big fish, and rain showers likely. We have gotten an incredible amount of fishing photos from locals this week. It is fantastic to see so many people getting after the hatchery coho fun!
The Coho's continue to trickle into Sheep Creek area as well as the Salmon Creek area. 9 mile and 5 mile are also producing, when the water color isnt chocolate milk color from rainfall. So, hat 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 top colors. Clouser Minnow and Deep Sixes are also fishing well and they are easier to cast. Try the same color combos in Clouser Minnow #2 and Deep Six #2. At 9 mile, 5 mile and Salmon Creek, work on bracketing the low tides. At Sheep Creek 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 first of September, so now is the time we should all get out there!
On another note, there are still Dollies around in the creeks, with the high rain fall and creek levels, most of the spawning chum and pink salmon have been flushed out. That being said, a few have been caught on small streamers like the Mini Dolly Llama and small fleshy patterns.
As always, we would love to see our fishing reports in action, and what you've been catching.
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Happy Fishing, Juneauites!