Coho Run - Is it a bust??

ten80

Active Member
#16
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........
 
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stewart dee

Guest
#19
Talked with the warden in Everett while looking at a nickel bright 13 pound buck: 45 boats checked and 5 fish...........
 

Smalma

Active Member
#21
Steward -
Final count at Everett today was 32 coho for 100 boats. Of the 32 only one was clipped; a sign that the peak of the run in the salt is past - the late fish are nearly all wild. While it is still way to early to determine how many fish have made it or will make to the river but it looks like the run will be below forecast. Don't know if that qualifies as a bust.

Tight lines
Curt
 
#22
The coho were really thick at sekiu last week. They should be thick around puget sound soon hopefully.

Last year we had our first heavy rain in october. This year our first rain was early to mid september. And we keep having short bursts of rain that bring the river up here and there, so the fish are just trickling in. Hopefully we will get the big burst of fish in the sound and rivers anytime.

jake
 
#24
The coho were really thick at sekiu last week. They should be thick around puget sound soon hopefully.

Last year we had our first heavy rain in october. This year our first rain was early to mid september. And we keep having short bursts of rain that bring the river up here and there, so the fish are just trickling in. Hopefully we will get the big burst of fish in the sound and rivers anytime.

jake
Some co-workers went to Seiku this weekend, so I should get a report on Monday :).
 
#25
spoke to a guy the other day and they did slay em' in Sekiu, he said his boat "caught roughly 40-50 silvers with no one around" , sooo in reality probably 20-30 silvers were caught. This is still promising for us that are waiting.
 
#27
Fished the Duwamish on the incoming tide Friday, and there were a few fish rolling and moving through. No luck hooking any though. Returned on Saturday to fish the outgoing tide and the river appeared deader than dead. Gear guys hooked and lost one in the pool I was fishing and several other fish scattered upstream. Nothing doing after that. I checked out a few other spots, but all was quiet.
 
#28
I just left Blake's Resort on the Skagit to see if any fish were moving through. The Native Americans had a net across at the river raking in the Silvers. 50-100 fish a pull. They can fish there for another 7 days. Unless you are going to fish below there net I wouldn't bother fishing the Skagit until next Tuesday.
 
#30
Looks promising.
Olsons in Sekiu: Sept. 24: 46 boats with 108 anglers caught 174 coho;
Sept. 25: 69 boats with 180 anglers caught 249 coho;
Sept. 26: 74 boats with 188 anglers caught 256 coho.

Van Ripers at Sekiu: Sept. 24: 31 boats with 57 anglers caught 101 coho;
Sept. 25: 56 boats with 141 anglers caught 185 coho;
Sept. 26: 47 boats with 125 anglers caught 188 coho.