Salmon trip

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2019/09/09 17:36:09 (permalink)

Salmon trip

Got into Pulaski Sat night bout 9 PM
-Heavy rain ,thunder and lightning stopped around Altmar while coming in.
 
Slept in a bit on Sunday and went lower mid-LOTS of people and -for the time of year, decent fish in the AM.
Slowed as the day went on and really not much -if any- evening push.
 
Today ( mon) accidentally slept in again and didnt hit the river till about 7:30.
Far and away fewer people. Weekenders gone.
Apparently a decent night run and many AM fish on stringers already.
Not huge numbers this mid morning but slow and steady.
 
Have a favored downriver rock and small run generally to myself as its easily overlooked by the masses. As usual the kings would stop there where you can FISH for them.
Found them to be very fresh- feisty and unusually willing.
All mature Kings but not huge like some reports-just nice very fresh adult fish, many appearing in the mid 20s.
Reports of the fish being very strong are correct- mouth hooked fish are generally a bit controllable imho- not these-
strong runs into the backing VERY quickly were the norm.
Nursing some line burned fingers LOL
It was slow in the late AM and bugged for Ct around noon.
 
GREAT early trip.
Best part-- ran into Andy for a while in town.
 
post edited by r3g3 - 2019/09/09 17:39:02
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    Lucky13
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    Re: Salmon trip 2019/09/09 18:23:02 (permalink)
    Good to hear, nice report.  Thursday it was so slow looking I went for Brookies up on the hill, and I didn't see anything happening when I went to P town to do some Xmas shopping on the way home Friday.
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    Re: Salmon trip 2019/09/09 18:34:10 (permalink)
    Not saying its a run yet -cept perhaps at the very earliest of light.
     
    But the fish keep coming- albeit slowly.
    Kinda the beginning of the beginning of a run lol.
    Took a look at the estuary Sun afternoon- fish -yes- many -no.
    Still pretty nice for the time of year--
     
    Walked the lower plenty of early Septs w/o any luck when was a part time resident lol-soo- this is a bonus for a pos outa stater.
    post edited by r3g3 - 2019/09/09 18:37:44
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    Re: Salmon trip 2019/09/09 19:10:23 (permalink)
    Nice report rg and glad you scratched the itch in tight lines.
    If you watch and lake reports, it was all coho at mouth of river today.
    I'll have to take a look at my gear next week.
    I gave a co worker my fly box when he went to Alaska a month ago. He quit his job and never came back. Hence, I have 1 less box full of flies , rod and reel.

    "whats that smell like fish oh baby" .. J. Kaukonen
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    Re: Salmon trip 2019/09/09 19:32:34 (permalink)
    You know how stories go up there, but one second hander was that there is a 3 mile stretch of solid Salmon showing along the shore someplace close by.
    One fella did say he saw a nice coho caught this AM in the river.
     
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    Re: Salmon trip 2019/09/10 12:37:27 (permalink)
    Good to read a report about FISHING,I like the other reports but it is the middle of Sept and really got the itch now ,but I'll be scratching that itch in two weeks
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    Re: Salmon trip 2019/09/10 13:43:21 (permalink)
    Hope to be back in a few weeks myself--Good luck up there.
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    Re: Salmon trip 2019/09/10 14:37:55 (permalink)
    I'll be scratching some gravel in Oswego County tomorrow AM!
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