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    The river dropped almost five degrees. That's why they have surged into the river with such low water.

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    Re: Salmon River Report 2012

    Monday September 10, 2012, a day that will go down in history as one of the biggest runs the Salmon River has seen since the early 90's. Tuesday the 11th was almost as good. Rugby10 and I were there to take it all in. Insane is an understatement. Thousands of fish hit the river that day and the action in the DSR was so insane, we became exhausted from it all. As you know from previous posts, I had already spent a few days down there and learned where the fish tend to congregate in the low water (185cfs vs the usual 335cfs).We pulled in the lot at 5am, I was first in line for season pass holders, Rugby was was first in line for day pass holders. Because of this, we were able to have the prime spot in a great run, and boy was it prime. Thousands of fish blasted the river that day, and the we were fishing the perfect resting area for them. There were so many fish, that Alan and I literally could not make 3 drifts without hooking up with a fish. We easily each fought over 100 fish that day, there were so many stacked on top of each other, that we had to keep breaking off due to the unintentional foul hooks as we were trying to get a good drift for the agitated fish. Big stoneflies and green wooly buggers with a single bb split shot under an indicator is the ticket this time of year for kings. When the cohos start there run next week, I'll be changing over to bright colors.

    I did catch my first steelhead of the season using a bright blue pattern. It was only 13", but it was a steelhead. Caught one female coho, no browns. Every Chinook I saw was a natural reproduction fish, the hatchery fish should start running in a week or so.

    What I don't understand is why someone would pay a guide in the DSR during the salmon run. First off, most of the guides down there are a joke. In particular, there is this guide named "Joe". He alway, I mean always, fishes the bucket with his ugly stick fly rods and some nice Orvis reels. He teaches his so called clients how to properly overweight the leaders with huge pacman split shot, cast across the current and let the fly swing and wait at the end of the drift. I heard him say a million times you can tell when they take it (when you've lined them is what he should be saying). The best is one time when he was fishing, yes, a paid guide fishing instead of spending time with his clients, and hooked into a fish. Of course, the first thing he yells is "He crushed this one, right in the mouth". The fish blasts straight upstream (a sign it's foul hooked) and he fights it for a good 5 minutes. When he finally gets the fish in, it is belly hooked. He then actually said, this fish hit this fly, fought hard and spit the hook and then rehooked himself in the stomach. His client agreed with him and commented that the same thing had happened to him several times. I really don't get why people pay for this type of offensive "guiding".

    But I digress. Here are a couple videos I shot for the run.

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    Let the video buffer for 30 seconds before playing it. Photobucket sucks for video sharing. I originally posted them in 1080p on youtube, but someone on SC posted a link to my 4 videos and they started getting way too many hits, so I changed them to private until after I bring a few guys up next week. Not that this is a secret spot, but I want to be first there again and no need to over promote it and that lurker snag city site.




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    It was truly a once in a lifetime day. Hopefully we can come close to it again next week and share the insanity with the rest of our crew.

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    Re: Salmon River Report 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by LyNcH View Post
    Monday September 10, 2012, a day that will go down in history as one of the biggest runs the Salmon River has seen since the early 90's. Tuesday the 11th was almost as good. Rugby10 and I were there to take it all in. Insane is an understatement. Thousands of fish hit the river that day and the action in the DSR was so insane, we became exhausted from it all. As you know from previous posts, I had already spent a few days down there and learned where the fish tend to congregate in the low water (185cfs vs the usual 335cfs).We pulled in the lot at 5am, I was first in line for season pass holders, Rugby was was first in line for day pass holders. Because of this, we were able to have the prime spot in a great run, and boy was it prime. Thousands of fish blasted the river that day, and the we were fishing the perfect resting area for them. There were so many fish, that Alan and I literally could not make 3 drifts without hooking up with a fish. We easily each fought over 100 fish that day, there were so many stacked on top of each other, that we had to keep breaking off due to the unintentional foul hooks as we were trying to get a good drift for the agitated fish. Big stoneflies and green wooly buggers with a single bb split shot under an indicator is the ticket this time of year for kings. When the cohos start there run next week, I'll be changing over to bright colors.

    I did catch my first steelhead of the season using a bright blue pattern. It was only 13", but it was a steelhead. Caught one female coho, no browns. Every Chinook I saw was a natural reproduction fish, the hatchery fish should start running in a week or so.

    What I don't understand is why someone would pay a guide in the DSR during the salmon run. First off, most of the guides down there are a joke. In particular, there is this guide named "Joe". He alway, I mean always, fishes the bucket with his ugly stick fly rods and some nice Orvis reels. He teaches his so called clients how to properly overweight the leaders with huge pacman split shot, cast across the current and let the fly swing and wait at the end of the drift. I heard him say a million times you can tell when they take it (when you've lined them is what he should be saying). The best is one time when he was fishing, yes, a paid guide fishing instead of spending time with his clients, and hooked into a fish. Of course, the first thing he yells is "He crushed this one, right in the mouth". The fish blasts straight upstream (a sign it's foul hooked) and he fights it for a good 5 minutes. When he finally gets the fish in, it is belly hooked. He then actually said, this fish hit this fly, fought hard and spit the hook and then rehooked himself in the stomach. His client agreed with him and commented that the same thing had happened to him several times. I really don't get why people pay for this type of offensive "guiding".

    But I digress. Here are a couple videos I shot for the run.

    http://s800.photobucket.com/albums/y...-40-31_148.mp4

    http://s800.photobucket.com/albums/y...-08-26_440.mp4

    Let the video buffer for 30 seconds before playing it. Photobucket sucks for video sharing. I originally posted them in 1080p on youtube, but someone on SC posted a link to my 4 videos and they started getting way too many hits, so I changed them to private until after I bring a few guys up next week. Not that this is a secret spot, but I want to be first there again and no need to over promote it and that lurker snag city site.


    After seeing this, I'll never understand why people need to cheat by flossing.

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    Re: Salmon River Report 2012

    According to reports, the action still is insane up on the river. If you want to experience early King fishing before the toothless crowds jump out of their 2x4 bed-framed trucks in neoprene waders and mono-lined eagle claw fly rods, I suggest heading up this week. Cohos have started entering the system as well. Monday and Tuesday can't come fast enough!

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    Re: Salmon River Report 2012

    i was there friday,saturday and sunday..it was the most amazing thing ive ever experienced on a flyrod!! i am physically destroyed.


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    Re: Salmon River Report 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull View Post
    i was there friday,saturday and sunday..it was the most amazing thing ive ever experienced on a flyrod!! i am physically destroyed.
    Yeah?? Try playing hockey against a bunch of guidos from Staten Island.

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    Re: Salmon River Report 2012

    how do you do that with a flyrod?? better yet,,keep it to urself.


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    Screw the salmon river. Unless you enjoy snagging with fifty of your closest friends I wouldn't even bother. This low water sucks, can't even get room to properly fish. You can see the fish in front of you with sucks. I could have left with a sore arm, but I came to fish not snag.

    Might try and find room on the DSR tomorrow. Hit a couple on swung bunny leaches and lost one right at my feet. Hooked all those fish while listening to a guy upstream teach his kid to snag. "One. Two. Three. Lift!" that's exactly what he told the kid.

    I'm not surprised at all. Just disgusted that people don't think these fish will hit.

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    Re: Salmon River Report 2012

    Here is somthing i dont get, Lynch said the way to catch these kings is to use an indicator and that people swinging are lining or snagging. Chris reported he got some swinging. What is the proper method?Also why does everybody worry and complain about others and how they are fishing just go and have a good time, if thats not possible stay the fuck home!

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    Re: Salmon River Report 2012

    i landed more fish than i can remember,,that were caught in the MOUTH!!..and if its done rite and you fish with your eyes you can target fish that with the rite method and a little luck they will take a fly..without a friggin doubt..i watched many open there mouth and take my fly..i used an unweighted small comet so as not to snag fish..my fly rode above fish..not under them..i dont fish the holes where there stacked..i target the groups of 3 or 4 that move then hold up in a seam or pocket..put a fly long enough in there site window and you will get some takes..if u stay away from the holes and arent afraid to walk we had no problem finding plenty of water to ourselves with hardly any anglers..that holds true anywhere.we fished the dsr.


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    Didn't fish the DSR today, but I should have. I am sure a ton of fish came in with all the rain we had.

    Fished Pineville this morning but didn't get any takers. Looked down in the hole from the bridge and there were at least 500 fish staging to run up. Down by 2A had a lot of fish moving as well.

    I doubt they will raise the water with the rain they got today. It was a good bit, but not enough at all. Rained all day up there and rained fairly hard for a couple hours.

    Maybe I will actually get to the DSR tomorrow.

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