We're off to a pretty good start here on the North Coast. I started on the Smith and fished there through Monday with mostly good results. On Monday Brian Mastinick, a long lost college buddy, came fishing with me. Fishing was a little tough that day, but we fished hard and ended up with a handful of fish, including Brians' biggest Salmon to date that we caught at the last part of the day. That's why you keep at it, nice work Brian!
After our tough day on Monday, I moved over to the Chetco and fishing was great for a handful of days. There were a ton of big, bright fish in that river! However, fishing got tough over the weekend with the river getting low and clear, increased pressure, and dwindling numbers of fish. I canceled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the low, tough conditions. On the bright side, a series of storms looks to be coming starting Wednesday. With the number of fish around on the last water rise, I'm confident fishing will continue right where it left off.