Eyes on the river and fished from Ball Park to DSR. Lots of fish moving through – I can confirm what DSR was reporting. In the DSR in the midsection I saw 40-50 fish go through in an hour. In the midsection there was mostly cohos and one or two kings. As it got darker I saw more kings when I moved down low.
Fishing cohos was hard but I into a few but they were hard to connect with when I first started. My best advice for cohos is to fish with lighter fluorocarbon and flies. I started out spey casting and was not hooking up that much. I switched lines and starting nymphing and as soon as I went with lighter fluorocarbon leader and smaller flies I was able to get into fish. I then moved to transition water which is fast rapid waters to slower – that point where they are getting ready to move to the next section. That is where I was able to consistently hook up. Unfortunately, due to the amount of fish I foul hooked a lot more fish in this section but also got into more legally hooked fish. This is no excuse but I lost lots of fish because of my Korkers standard soles were terrible. Any movement was an opportunity to fall and on the slate section I actually slid 2 feet – I was hydroplaning. So if going out make sure to use some studs on your wading boots.
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