Coho Run - Is it a bust??

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jeff Regan, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Jeff Regan

    Jeff Regan Member

    I haven't seen any posts regarding the Coho run recently.

    I've seen a few pods of fish crusing, but no hook up yet.

    Has anyone had any luck in area 10??

    Is it too early to declare 2010 a bust?
     
  2. bmack

    bmack New Member

    There are reports of fish in the Duwamish River (although there are tribal nets in during the week). Guys fishing gear are getting some, but nothing epic. I may head over there this afternoon/evening and give it a shot. There or a "secret" beach in Ballard.
     
  3. Galpster

    Galpster New Member

    Nasty water that Duwamish
     
  4. dms61

    dms61 New Member

    bmack,

    I tried a secret Ballard beach a few mornings ago. Very slow. No life at all, not even bait showing. Sat for about an hour by Ray's watching for jumpers in the canal. Nada.

    -Devin
     
  5. bmack

    bmack New Member

    It's nasty in more than one way (polluted and a pain in the ass to fish in most places), but I can get there to some spots on the bus where I can wade and cast relatively easily.
     
  6. bmack

    bmack New Member

    Thanks for the info, Devin.

    I like the quote, too! One of my favorite Hemingway books.
     
  7. PT

    PT Physhicist

    A couple fish every outing for me but I'm also fishing off the downriggers. Pretty big fish too. Most in the 8-15 lb range. No residents which isn't a good sign.
     
  8. bmack

    bmack New Member

    PT are you fishing MA 10?
     
  9. Roger Stephens

    Roger Stephens Active Member

    yesterday I talked to Native Americans who were beach seining. They said that the hatchery/net pen coho are huge this year so far. They had 25 fish in their cooler which weighted 325 lb. and said that the coho are 12 to 15 lb. which is about twice their normal size. It appears that these "resident coho" made it all the way out to the ocean rather than just the Strait of Juan De Fuca. There has not been much effort by the Native American beach seiners yet. Hopefully the fish are just late after making a longer journey.

    Roger
     
  10. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

    Considering that the Coho fishing is usually good
    from August 15th to Mid October I wouldn't say
    it's a bust, I would say it's the worst year in
    10, 15, 20 years. Someone has better records than
    I do.

    Dave
     
  11. Blktailhunter

    Blktailhunter Active Member

    Hasn't been a total bust. We racked and stacked them until the storms we just had. Those fish have disappeared, though we did find another beach (public Area 9) that fish are showing at. My buddy got a 10 lb hen and missed a second fish two nights ago. His neighbor limited. We hit the beach this evening but it was unfishable with this south wind. Way to much salad in the water. We will try again tomorrow when the wind lays down.
     
  12. yellowlab

    yellowlab Active Member

    Like the economic recession, the Coho have decided to take two years off. Due to budget cuts and lackluster run the light at the end of the tunnel will no longer be lit. Thank you very much...

    I've been pounding the water, on foot and boat, and coming up negatore' with or without downriggers. Been pulling out all my bag of tricks, think there either is a hole in my bag or the tricks are just a trick with no treats.

    I have been monitoring the boards, fish counts and talking to my network of fisherman and its not good. Most of the fish being caught in the straights have been un-marked fish, which are most likely Canadians heading north. We should've seen a good push of our fish, but they should've shown by now. I'll keep pounding it, but burning fuel, time and energy isn't so fulfilling when there arent any players.
     
  13. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    I put in another three hours at Point No Point. It should be renamed, What's The Point.

    Leland.
     
  14. PT

    PT Physhicist

    Mostly area 9. Spanish House, shipping lanes, Skatchet Head. Nothing consistent but usually when we hit one we'll find another and then have to do some searching.
     
  15. skyrise

    skyrise Active Member

    some fish moving thru the Snohomish. but they are not stopping along the lower river, just scooting by.
    but numbers are down this year for sure.
     
  16. ten80

    ten80 Active Member

    Fished several spots on the Snoho between Sultan and Bob Heirman yesterday and went back to Bob Heirman today. No bites. A few fish jumping here and there, boats are doing reasonably well but it's tough for bank anglers, especially if using a fly rod. I have been watching this river for a month and have not seen any substantial improvement.
     
  17. i hate to admit this but.......i've been out to the land of the quillbilly's i think 5 times (at the mouth) each time after a rain amd a good tide and nada........
     
  18. ksagee

    ksagee New Member

    I have been fishing MA 10 about 3 times this week and have not hooked up with Coho yet. Not giving up hope though.
     
  19. stewart dee

    stewart dee Guest

    Talked with the warden in Everett while looking at a nickel bright 13 pound buck: 45 boats checked and 5 fish...........
     
  20. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

    If I read you right, I was there today and nothing but stanky chummies.