Ive been out a few times over the past week or so and I've gotta say fishing is still really tough. There are fish out there and some of them are willing to bite, but the struggle continues. The worst part is that I just can't seem to get any type of solid pattern going. What or where works one day, just never seems to produce the next. There are a few things that I have observed that seems to be somewhat consistent.
Spoons on short leads\ coppers seem to be the most consistent producers. Whether in shallow or out deep, the fish don't seem to be going very well on deeper setups. When out deeper, you see fish down 50+, but getting them to go seems next to impossible.
Flasher\ Flys are starting to pick up. I have caught very few fish at all on FFs this year which is very odd for me, but as of recently, they seem to be picking up steam. So, for those of you who may have given up on them, Id start putting them back out there.
The larger Kings that we have been catching seem to be around VERY cold water, and I mean "around" . We are not catching fish in that ice cold water but either above or around it.
I really hope we start to turn a corner here soon. All of nature seems to be a month or so behind, and Im hoping that our salmon fishing is just another example of that. There's a lot of mixing going on with the water right now. More typical of what you see in June, but I'm hopefull that when things settle down, if they do, we'll be able to pattern these fish more effectively.
Best news that I can give is that there are some really nice fish out there that fight like all get out if you can find them, and if you find one, they usually have friends. So , try to catch them too. Good luck out there guys. See ya on the water.....