We hope you are all waiting until tomorrow to read this. If not, get out and take advantage of the gorgeous weather today, because this weekend looks wet! For those of you that have been paying attention to the weather you know what's coming, and that is up to four inches of rain. The nice thing with quickly moving atmospheric rivers is that while they can dump a lot of water they don’t linger too long. Now that we have made it into August you can bet after the water starts to drop back down, there will be some coho in our local streams. These weather events are great times to be out casting in the salt water. There are plenty of beaches around town that are great for fishing. Focus on spots that are on the peripheries of the Gastineau channel or out the road where you don’t have streams pumping mud in. Try white and color schemes that include white when fishing dirty water for cohos. Mega Clousers, Mega Dolly Llamas, and UV Polar Starlites are some of our favoritesAs of right now the first and second prize for the first coho on the road system are still up for grabs. We will post the results as soon as we get them, but there is still some great gear for the taking. (See last week’s report for info on the prizes) We hope to see a bunch of coho pictures soon! When we had breaks in the weather this last week, the trout and Dolly fishing was excellent. If you are feeling bold try big, bright beads at high water. Look for eddies or areas of the river that are not moving too fast. Fish will try to find refuge and get out of the raging current. Just because the rivers are high doesn't mean the fish go away.
Have a great week of fishing!
Cory, Brad, Mike, and the rest of the crew at AFFG
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