Warm water kings?
Guys, aside from coho....this has been my best fishing of the year the past 10 days. Find the cold water temps, fish them. Now is the time those west winds everyone was calling for in June will actually help. If right now, for example, we saw a couple days of west winds it'd be lock and load summer king action.
Out of temp fish will be there this time of year, and that sun down bite will be hot, but numbers and quality is what I'll be fishing. If you're hoping to eat fish, I'd push out deep.
Now, 4-6 foot waves during the always unpredictable September and October will bring many of us in closer, but weather is a different story.
1) We fished cold water all year and it sucked. So, if nothing else, this will be a change of pace.
2) I believe a large percentage of the mature fish are allready in shallow (less than 100), but just may not be active. The few big fish I've seen caught in the last week or so have all been fairly shallow and out of temp.
3) I run a small boat, so it's just easier for me to fish shallow.
This situation we have is much like what we got dealt last year. All the fish pushed into the marinas and rivers and then the water got piss warm. Most people thought the fish left or wouldn't bite. They didn't leave, and they still bit, but not at the times, places, or ways most people were used to.
Once the spawning instincts of a salmon start to take over, it's my opinion that there is almost nothing that will change their mind and push them back out deep. Once the zombie transformation starts, it is irreversible..........
Just my .02, but a very good topic. Interested to hear other's opinions. Good luck everybody! Chocolate bunny season is just around the corner.