This is a report of Friday and Saturday, September 8th and 9th 2018. Both days seemed promising with the lower overnight temps but each day most anglers were disappointed. Last week has been even quieter than normal. The weather has made fishing even harder. The heat and humidity make walking and fishing more challenging. For early season fishing, the best advice is from Salmon River Sport Shop’s J. Button. He says, “gotta move with the fish!! Stick and move!!”.
Here is a typical early season schedule.
6 AM – 7 AM DSR or Little Blackhole to Staircase.
7 AM to 8 AM Long Bridge to Town rapids.
8 AM To 9 AM Ball Park to 81
9 AM To 10 AM Paper Mill to 2A.
10 AM to 12 AM Pineville to Altmar.
12 Noon – 1:30. Lunch and work and answer emails.
1:30 PM to 4 PM Work, talk to other anglers, take a nap.
Go back down low and just wait for a late movement.
If you don’t see any movement in the morning then you need to move on. Some anglers will work a hole to long and get exasperated. It seems like the most successful early season anglers keep moving.