1. Kevin Coleman

    What's your Coho setup?

    I'm gearing up for my first summer Coho season. Mostly going to be fishing from beaches in the north sound. Would love to learn about your favorite setup. Rod? Line? Flies?
  2. Klickrolf

    FS Chico, CA. Powell Coho 10' 9/10 wt.

    Pretty confident this would be an excellent single hand spey caster for steelhead, salmon, esox... It's a medium action progressive tapered rod, the type that roll casts fine and far off. Labeled the "Coho 100" 9/10wt. Includes removable fighting butt. All original with sock and tube. Tube...
  3. Perry Azevedo

    Central WA Salmon on the fly

    I just recently moved back to Wenatchee after a decade and a half away. Though I didn’t really get into fishing until I first picked up a fly rod 4 years ago, I do know several local hotspots for the various salmon runs. Trouble is, most all my fishing experience has been trout and bass (though...
  4. yellowlab

    FS Salmon, Tuna Charter License for Lease only

    Salmon, Tuna, Halibut, Crab, bottom fish guide charter license is available for lease for 1 or possibly 2 years. Includes annual renewal fees, prepaid in full at the time of licenses issuance. Permit is good up to 8 rod endorsements. $6000/year
  5. R

    Again chasing after resident coho

    In mid-Oct. I decided to do some major work on my boat and it was not done until the end of Dec. that the job was completed. So I was anxious to again chase after winter resident coho. The first part of Jan. the resident coho fishing was very good in the northern part of Marine Area 13. Most...
  6. Salvy

    juvenile life history of coho salmon in PS and SJF

    All, I'm currently doing a literature review for immature Coho salmon use of habitat in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound- or all of the Salish Sea to make this complete. I'm wondering who has information on depth use of Coho salmon based on size. Fish typically utilize deeper...
  7. Clint F

    resident coho swap

    Ok guys here it is. A resident coho swap. Lets keep this simple. 11 people. So 10 flies each submitted. you wont get your own back. Deadline will be February 1st, 2018. just supply your return postage. I will update this and post when it is closed. once we have everyone I will message my...
  8. Clint F

    is anyone interested in a resident coho fly swap?

    just wanted to see if anyone is interested in a resident coho fly swap? it has been a while since I have organized one . how much interest do we have in this? Clint
  9. Clint F

    Resident coho this winter looks decent so far

    anyone else seeing the same? I moved back last winter so this is my first winter back in the saltwater game over here. I have been seeing a lot of resident coho in the south sound around key peninsula. hoping to get out tomorrow or next weekend. clint
  10. Kevin Coleman

    Bainbridge Coho

    I caught the 6AM ferry over to Bainbridge yesterday to fish Manzanita bay. I was casting from a family friend's beach. Low tide was just after 7AM so I figured I'd fish the incoming tide all AM. There were a bunch of what looked like 3-5lb salmon jumping all morning. Tons of baitfish in the...
  11. FishSteel

    SRC/Coho goto Fly

    So after singing the eel grass blues this afternoon with nothing going on fish wise, I am wondering what everyone would choose if you could only have one fly to catch both Searun Cutts and Coho.
  12. Chris Johnson

    Waiting period fly patterns for coho

    What are your favorites?
  13. Skywayflycompany

    Chipped hatchery coho question

    Earlier this summer a buddy caught a hatchery coho out in the sound with a chip. Looking up the chip's info on WDFW's website says the fish was from Skykomish river brood stock in 2014, and was released 4/14/2016 from Peale Pass net pens. Being caught in area 11 it doesn't seem like it was...
  14. Braiden MacAlister

    I am heading to port townsend in search of salmon still and moving waters

    Heading to port townsend very soon to visit a friend, while i am there i hope to catch some salmon. can anyone please help with river names and lakes to fish. I would appreciate it
  15. S

    coho in the sky yet?

    just curious if the coho have gotten into the sky yet ,was over on the wetside last week at cracker bar looking it over saw quite a few rollers that had to be pinkies ,as I now caretake my wife I do not get over as often but would appreciate a heads up on what is happening on the sky thanks smitty
  16. dryflylarry

    Mid Week Coho Report

    Put the HighLaker in in North MA 10 Wednesday morning. Was fishing by 6 am. Worked the first beach for awhile hooking very small coho. Lots of 2-3" bait showing with small coho chasing them. Moved farther south a mile or two. Hooked this coho of about 4 lbs.. Wild fish released. What a...
  17. R

    Beautiful sea-run cutthroat and fat resident coho

    Yesterday I landed a sea-run cutthroat(17 inches) which still had it's spawning color. It was absolutely beautiful! Later I landed a sea-run cutthroat that was very silvery and no red slash under its jaw. The orange/olive pectoral fin was the feature that denoted it being a sea-run cutthroat...
  18. MRKbass

    FS Flies

    Brand new leftovers from last year's Coho trip. Unfortunately I wont be up there again anytime soon. This is a killer collection for this summers Alaska silver run. Tied by the crew at Mack's fly shop on Kodiak Island. 34 miscellaneous. Mostly clousers and articulated hares ear. 4 egg pattern...
  19. GOTY


    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 March 28, 2017 Anglers fishing Lake Sammamish can now retain hatchery-reared coho Action: Institutes landlocked salmon rules, allowing retention of marked...
  20. R

    Resident coho feeding on chum fry

    Yesterday I went out fishing to chase after some sea-run cutthroat. The sea-run cutthroat fishing was lousy as I didn't hook any fish. I saw a couple of fish at an estuary where sea-run cutthroat are nomally feasting on chum fry this time of year. The weather and tide were perfact with a nice...
  21. M

    Guide On Cowlitz Kills Wild Coho He even tried to de-fin the adipose after catching the fish!
  22. G

    Wdfw:projections Indicate State Salmon Fisheries Will Again Be Tempered By Low Coho Runs

    WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 February 28, 2017 Contacts: Kyle Adicks, (360) 902-2664; Michelle Dunlop, (360) 902-2255 Projections indicate state salmon fisheries will again be tempered by low...
  23. Steelhead

    Is Wdfw Going To F**k Up Another Coho Season?

    Regarding the email update we just recieved from fins and feathers. "The total forecast of 559,000 Puget Sound coho is down about 6 percent from the 10-year average, although it represents an increase from last year's forecast. " -WDFW Can someone tell the class how off their projection was...
  24. R

    Euphausid(krill) Meal Of Choice For Resident Coho

    Yesterday I had an excellent day of fishing for resident coho which was the best in the last several years. It was non-stop hookups at times for over 20 to 25 minutes periods. I was using an olive/whitde clouser minnow on an intermediate sinking line. Two resident coho were kept for dinner...
  25. R

    Resident Coho Feeding On Small Baitfish And Amphipods

    Last Saturday I fished for resident coho for the first time this winter. The weather(overcast/light wind) and moderate tidal exchanges were perfect. The fishing was excellent using a Delia's squid or olive/white clouser minnow pattern with the resident coho in 12 to 15 inch range. I kept 1...
  26. SERE Nate

    Guided Coho Trip On The Skagit Wed. 1 Open Spot

    Wed I am going on a guided trip for Coho. I have an open spot in the boat if anyone wants to go. Its $250 for 1 person or $350 for 2. We are meeting at Concrete Wed morning at 6:30. Feel free to PM me if you want to go and split costs.
  27. chrome/22

    Coho What's Open?

    Heaaring some good reports from the Skykomish, anything down south or on the coast get a "emergency opening?" c/22
  28. flyfishmt

    Trip Report Vancouver Island Coho & Chum

    Sitting in SeaTac on my home back to Montana after two awesome weeks on Vancouver Island. It looks like I am leaving at the right time, as there is a "Monster" storm hitting the PNW this weekend. Due to the drought this summer and low water conditions I spent most of my time on the exact coast...
  29. dryflylarry

    Another Day In Coho Paradise

    Another great day fly fishing for coho salmon. No one around. No crowds. All alone. I must have landed 8 salmon! The limit is two. I released one about 10 pounds that was a native plus another. I also landed a nice sized chum salmon. The hot fly for me today was what I call the "Kilowatt Red"...
  30. SERE Nate

    Coho In River Vs Salt

    Do they change their feeding habits once they hit the rivers? I'm going to try my luck at some Coho on the sky Wed around Ben Howard and Sultan. Should clousers be the ticket? I also have some egg sucking leaches.
  31. dryflylarry

    Staging Coho Success Today

    Went fly fishing for Coho Salmon by myself in my pontoon boat today. I rowed almost a mile to find some "staging coho" in Area 13. No one around at all. No other fisherman. Life is good. I caught three fish and released one. Not sure how big this big boy is. I'm sure it's all of 12 pounds or...
  32. Stonefish

    Staging Coho

    Saw quite a bit of staging type activity while out cutthroat fishing this weekend. Jumpers, rollers.....even saw a rare jumping SRC ;) Might be worth having some California Neil's and Croft's Spider in your box if you find yourself in MA's 12 or 13. I had a bunch of spiders, but can't seem to...
  33. Thrasybulus

    Coho Crisis 2016. Really?

    Now that it's September, we are starting to get real data about the strength of our Puget Sound silver salmon runs. Is average silver salmon size back to normal? We will learn hatchery return numbers and egg take totals soon. Later, in October we will learn about the size of the Skagit and...
  34. Troutrageous

    NFR Well, since I won't be coho fishing...

    At least I can put the stripping basket to good use.
  35. Pat Lat

    Thanks Brian

    Always an inspiration to hit the beach.
  36. Stonefish

    PS Kings

    Other then Hood Canal, we won't be fishing coho in the sound this year. Based on quotas, we'll likely have only a couple of weeks to target kings. Kings off the beach are always a pleasant surprise. I plan on hitting the water at o'dark thirty and using a faster sinking line. Fly of choice...
  37. Thrasybulus

    SILVER SALMON 2015 (pink free zone)

    COHO. White gum line, Medium size sharp teeth, Spots on only upper lobe of tail, Spots on back, Wide caudal peduncle. Hard striking salmon that will quickly take you to the reel. Known for acrobatic fight, leaps, and fast runs. Excellent table fare with prime red/orange fillets. The...
  38. Steve Buckner

    Article Fly Fishing For Coho Salmon - Mining For Silver

    Fly Fishing for Coho Salmon - Mining for Silver Article by Steve Buckner - The Northwest Fly Fisherman It was a typical fall morning in early September. The first of the fall freshets had risen the rivers slightly and my hopes were high that fresh Steelhead had moved into my favorite local...
  39. Hatchery Coho

    Hatchery Coho

    Smashed an Egg Sucking Loop Leech
  40. Point No Point Coho

    Point No Point Coho

  41. Point No Point Coho

    Point No Point Coho

  42. Columbia beach coho

    Columbia beach coho

    The Klickitat was too high and muddy 11/4/06, so I went exploring down around the mouth. I wondered if there were any carp or smallmouth still around. It looked like the new run of coho was reluctant to enter the muddy river, and a fleet of boats was working the mouth, just outside the mud...
  43. white flesh coho

    white flesh coho

    I have a comercial fishermen friend who got married this weekend, for the reception they had a white flesh coho. I'd never heard of a white coho, just white kings. He said in the 25 years of comercial salmon fishing he had only seen 5 caught. This was shipped down from AK by a friend.
  44. Bright, Fresh silver

    Bright, Fresh silver

    Taken in smaller water in September. Very acrobatic and feisty!
  45. Ben with Coho, BC

    Ben with Coho, BC

  46. Same sky silver

    Same sky silver

    Another shot of the 14/15lb sky silver.
  47. Skykomish Silver Salmon

    Skykomish Silver Salmon

    Another nice sky silver. This one is my biggest so far this year - between 14 and 15lbs.
  48. My son "helps" me clean the salmon...

    My son "helps" me clean the salmon...

    Ryland inspecting the silver salmon I was cleaning. My first 2 of the year caught 9/21 before work :) The bigger one is 10-12lbs, the smaller is 9-10lbs.
  49. Skykomish Silvers

    Skykomish Silvers

    Skykomish silvers ready for the BBQ. 12-15lbs on the top, 6-8lbs on the bottom.
  50. dark & lovely....

    dark & lovely....

    wheweee...amazing how these fish turn so quickly due to the short river systems! this was just a short ways upstream from the chrome pics... candidate for darkest fish? hmm...? LOL