mid-morning fishing report 23 September 2016
after the initial reports of many fish moving throughout the DSR run early this morning, we are now receiving reports that the fish have holed up and are moving more slowly through the river, with an attendant decline in fish hook-ups
a weather front abruptly moved in mid-morning, causing a sudden ten degree drop in air temperature, with winds increasing for a few hours – relatively calm at this time – there were a few sprinkles earlier, and the forecast is 40% chance of rain for the afternoon
the DSR reminds all category of clients that there are established release times for each category of client – this morning, a group of guests accessed the run before their appropriate release time – this is inappropriate and unethical behavior that violates the Guest Pledge printed on the front of each fishing access pass, the rules and regulations posted on our website, and our ethical expectations distributed through other printed material, as well as being verbally published at each morning release – these clients have lost their early access privilege and will be required to report to the Welcome Center each morning, for the duration of their stay, in order to be released at 6:00 AM with the general public – repeat violations will result in greater penalties appropriate to the circumstances.
Morning fishing report Sep 23
Reports from fishermen on the river: many fish seen through the whole run. Water temp at 7:00am 67ºF and the weather calls for a high of 64ºF overcast and 40% chance of rain in the afternoon. Winds from the North 10-15 mph.
final fishing report 22 September 2016
It should be noted that angler success, as reported to us, is frequently a combination of that angler’s experience, hard work, and just plain luck – we report the facts as related to us by clients and our River Patrol members
weather was mild today, in mid to high 60s, very little wind, mostly cloudy, water at 64 degrees, CFS 335 / 414 – tomorrow forecast is for AM thunderstorms, 80% chance of rain, high of 65
I personally fished the North channel, at the lower property line, in the estuary, from about 7:15 to 10:00 AM – during that short amount of time I saw several hundred salmon porpoise and splash within the 30 yard stretch I was fishing; some undoubtedly made encore appearances coming and going, and many were what appeared to be Coho. River Patrol reported seeing over a hundred salmon passing through the South channels of the lower property, and other credible reports were received of “hundreds” of salmon moving through other parts of the DSR – action was consequently very good in the lower section of the river early on, as well as the middle section of the river all of today – the reports from the upper section of the river generally indicated that there were salmon moving through constantly, however they were moving as singles and small groups of 3 to 4