After the Nano Run, the previous weekend and Labor Day weekend coming there was lots of anticipation for another run. I fished on the weekday and reported back that it was a grind. There was speculation by many that the bump in water levels would bring fish in. Friday, seemed promising the weather seemed a bit cooler but my sources on the river reported that there was a few fish that entered into the Meadows at DSR and there was some fish that passed through in the Little Blackhole. This was only at the sunrise but otherwise, there was not much activity.
Douglaston Salmon Run reported the following. The reports I received from anglers at the DSR were more conservitative.
Salmon River Sports Shop reported the following:
“Now we are getting a little flow fish that are here moving upstream!! More reports of a few fish down below. Nothing by the window yet!!” I really liked the words of wisdom for early season fishing “Gotta move with the fish!! Stick and move!!”
On Saturday, there was a very limited amount of movement down low and with the weather not cooperating it was difficult to fish. Michael Evanko who goes by @wooly_bugged on Instagram gave a good report. “Tough day on the lower Salmon River. Flows at close to 900, moderate turbidity, and way too warm air temps. Found this beast that’s been fighting for dominance on the way in.”
There were just a few fish down low but there was no fish up top. The kayakers and tubers and whitewater rafters were floating down the river on Saturday and Sunday so fish that were in the upper part of the river were spooked and disappeared.
On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday most of the action was below Papermill. That action was very limited.
If you want to get more immediate reports please follow me on Instagram. I usually post two or three times a day on Instagram stories so I do recommend you follow me there for more real-time reports.