Jacob Mitchell· Registered
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So I headed to the Kalama last Monday to catch some coho on the fly. The river was in great shape. I started up in the canyon(for steelhead) adn although I ddn't get any I talked to a couple of gear guys that had got fish this weekend. I moved down the river planning on ending the day fishing below beginers for Coho. When I got down there I couldn't believe how may guys were fishing the big hole below beginers. Every rock had someone on it....major combat fishing. There were probably 150 salmon swimming around but the only fish I saw caught were snagged. Most of the guys were locals and gear guys(I see a lot of them throughout the year) who pick up a flyrod for a month so they can fish this section. I even had one guy who was telling me that to get them you want to use a heavy sink tip with about 12 feet of leader attached to the cheapest fly he could find. You then strip it and floss the fish. What assholes. There were several guys with spey rods, roll casting, that I bet caouldn't do any other cast. There was one guy even float tubing out in the middle of the river snagging them. If you are heading down there expect a circus below the hatchery. There were plates from Maine, Michigan, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon there.