Tuesday, September 27, 2011

There are other fish in the river...

Vince showing off a nice wild fall Chinook.

It is the height of the northwest summer Steelhead fishing. Most if not all die hard Steelhead anglers have been out sectioning off pieces of rivers all over Cali, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Under the cloak of the Steelhead cloud other spices of anadromous fish have slipped past your radar. Now I am not trying to push you away from Steelhead but if you are in the local area or don't have the time to get to one of those great Steelhead. We may have a few new and interesting venues local to our area that may help to provide a subsidised Steelhead alternative.

Blue and Copper prom dress work on anything. Just ask Travis...

With the on set of the fall weather and the blooming of the Cotton wood trees, comes the Salmon of the Northwest coastal rivers. Fresh run Silver Salmon, and Fall Chinooks enter streams all over the Northwest. Both of these Salmonids are best pursued nearest the ocean from which they came. Plus the runs provide enough fish to target them on a swung fly, but can be chased with other methods as well. The Sandy, Clackamas, Hood, Klickitat, and a ton of other coastal rivers that contain these chrome sided leviathans. Silvers average 8 to 12 lbs. and Chinooks can go as big as 50 lbs. in the fall. If you would like any info on run timing and flies or river info just feel free to call the shop. Right now enjoy the photos of The Fly Fishing Shops Vince Holingsworth. He has been out catching a few Salmon.

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