I'm in the middle of my offseason at this point, but I've been busy being a dad and the occasional fun fisher. Spring salmon and Humboldt Bay halibut have become the offseason fisheries that I have really come to enjoy for myself during the summer period. This may change by next year, as I am moving towards purchasing a powerboat and the nessessary permitting for the Upper Trinity, where driftboat fishing spring salmon is a practical affair.
Anyways, this last week, my brother came to eureka to visit for a handful of days. He is moving to France with his wife at the end of the month, so this was an opportunity I was looking forward to as I may not have the chance to spend time with him for awhile. On thursday we fished (along with friend Brenden Semmes) the upper trinity for the aforementioned Spring chinook. Fishing was very good, with bent rods occuring every hole that looked like it could possibly hold a salmon and we were able to put limits in the boat. A special day of fishing! I sure seems the spring run this year has been great. Even though these upper river fish have a little color, they still eat unbelievable.
In unrelated news, Im starting to book for september Klamath and lower Trinity action. Im hoping that the fall run will as strong as the spring run has been. Get your spots while they last. Also on tap will be summer steelhead on the Klamath during the month of August.