Rain Finally Falls
Rain finally came to the north coast, about a month late and I just got finished with a handful of days on the Smith and Chetco. At this point, these rivers are getting low and clear again and are in need of another shot of rain. Fishing was, for the most part, pretty decent. As is always the case with these fisheries at this time of year, figuring out a pattern, having a good game plan, and getting a little lucky is the difference between a skunk and a great day of fishing.
If we can get another rise in river in the next week or so, there will be another group of fish that enter these rivers, so salmon fishing is not necessarily done for the year. I'll keep you posted.