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If the weather has kept you from fishing this summer, now is
the time to hit it! The silver season is in full swing and the run has been
very good. Without a doubt, the run is far better than last year and river
levels are ideal.
For starters, Gastineau Channel has silvers all over it. It
has been like the times of old when getting a limit of silvers wasn’t
particularly hard to do. Salmon Creek, Lemon Creek, DIPAC and Bayview have all
been productive. The best fishing is from 2-3 hours before the low tide right
through until you get pushed out by the flooding tide. Chartreuse & White
Clouser Minnows and Pink & White Clouser Minnows are the best flies.
Montana Creek has been steadily producing fish. The best
fishing has been mostly around the confluence and just upstream from there.
Peterson Creek has had fish out front in the saltwater for
the last couple of weeks. They can be targeted as they stage before coming over
the falls on the high tide.
Finally, Cowee Creek has silvers from tidewater all the way
up past the bridge. Fish deep and alternate between swinging and stripping
flies. Dolly Llamas , Pink & White Half-N-Halfs , Conehead Popsicles ,
Hareball Leeches in Pink , Fuschia , Chartreuse , and Aleutian Queen , Purple Egg
Sucking Leeches , and Starlite Leeches are all patterns that should be in your
fly box. You will lose flies so doubling down on patterns is a good idea. There
is nothing worse than losing the one fly you had that was working!
Get out there and fish!
See you on the water! Brad