Well, a lot has happened since the last posting. I'm bummed I've been unable to post sooner, but my computer has been in and out of the shop this month, very frustrating.
September on the lower river was very tough, as most of you have heard. We got a huge shot of fish the last weekend of September only to have the river blow out the next day!! Talk about bad luck. However, the huge storm did enable us to fish the Smith River a couple of days. Long story short, the first day was good, the second not so much. The pic here is of Odonell Doyle with a beautiful Smith Salmon caught on the first day (note the new boat, thanks Wille!!).
After the short stint on the Smith, I moved the trailer and boat up to Orleans and started the middle Klamath drift boat season. Fishing for the month has been very solid the whole month, but at present it seems as if the run is drying up. I will fish through Wednesday and then I will wait for rain to kick off the coastal salmon fishing. It looks like there is some rain in the forecast starting by the end of the first week of November. That would be perfect timing, so keep your fingers crossed!