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Fishing Report: IS THE BIG PUSH HERE? DID I MISS THE RUN?
Got a lot of reports and DMs yesterday asking if the big push is happening? Is it on like Donkey Kong?! Did we miss it?
The answer is no. It is not the big push but it was a serious run – push of Cohos. Previous to this week there were trickles and then this week it spurted. Yesterday it was a prolonged movement of cohos. From Thursday night to Friday all day Cohos were moving up from @douglastonsalmonrun up through Town and into the Ball Park. One of my reliable sources @joefish_16 said that in some pools down low there were 50 cohos sitting there briefly as they ran. One of my other sources tried to move along with them and keep up to them and lost a large pod right past 2A around 3 PM. As Cohos are really fast they could already be at the hatchery or they could be camping out by the Schoolhouse or Ellis. I have not received any significant reports this morning from up top. If you are up top send me a report.
Last night around 10 there was not much activity in the Estuary but as has been in the past week’s Estuary activity was not the best gauge of morning activity. It’s possible that fish-filled up.
Today should be an interesting day. So far there has been steady activity down low with mostly kings. As the morning sun fully comes up we can determine the rest of the day but I think we are going to get some movement of kings.
If you are fishing today you should get into fish. How many hooks up will be determined where you are and your skill level. For cohos, I recommend light line, especially up top.
Multiple resources reported that the Estuary was quiet. However, the Estuary’s conditions have not been a factor of the rest of the run.
From the prolonger movement of fish from Thurs to Saturday, there are lots of fish at the DSR so angler who worked a bit moved were able to have a good time. Lots of browns were reported.
There was lots of pressure from the Staircase to Ball Park. However, there was enough fish to have most anglers be able to hook up and limit out. We had a mix of kings, cohos, and browns.
Anglers reported fish moving from 81 to 2a. Fish continue to be present in upper Pineville to Altmar. The Fly Zones also had fish. The cohos were present but most of them have moved past Altmar.
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