We went fishing at the power plant discharge Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The first day the wind was northeast and the ale wives were in thick enough to catch them and many people were catching salmon and trout with alewives and an occasional spawn sac. I got two decent browns.
The second day, Saturday the wind changed a little and the wind was directly to the east and the cold water wasn't coming in the harbor and the ale wives had dissapeared again and no seagull activity.
I was able to get an alewive that was promptly ripped up by a fish and couldnt catch anymore so had to settle for some wonderful gas station spawn sacs from the 1990's or so. LOL.
There were a few people here and there catching fish. The closer you got to the discharge the better the fishing got but it was elbow to elbow casting and I'm not into that so got no salmon/trout today. A few fish were caught with spawn sacs under slip bobbers.
This was the most current I've seen in the area and two ounces of lead in certain areas just rolled all over the bottom.
Also my fishing buddy brought an eleven foot net and it wouldn't reach the water from the coal park side but it might reach over by the old discharge area.
The way we were catching alewive were with just bare egg hooks in a sabaki rig with a lead weight on the bottom or a rig with glow flies and smaller hooks from the baitshop up the hill on Franklin Street. They come with six flies and I'm pretty sure you have to cut three of them off to.be legal.