- Apr 23, 2009
- Spencer Creek, Fool.
Glad you got into some fish!
November 1 observations. No photos today. I went to upper tidewater for a last stab at salmon fishing from the kayak. It was a beautiful day but I bet the river will be full of maple leaves in a week. Lots of fish jumping and rolling everywhere. Many getting that kind of bronze, dark look but still some chrome. I caught a somewhat dark 10lb. Chinook and a chrome coho about the same size. Shame to have to let the coho go but rules are rules. Most people were fishing with floats or trolling between float locations. I saw maybe 20 boats and saw several fish caught including some pretty bright Chinook. Kozy Cove had a gate on the driveway and the boat ramp and there were less RV's in the evening than there had been in the morning. Looks sad. Driving back there were cars in only about 1/3 of the usual roadside fishing holes. I'll be smoking fish tomorrow.
Were any of those boats you saw drift boats without a motor? I'm wondering if its possible to fish that stretch with my db..
Its been awhile since I have posted an actual report,so,here goes.My bud and I hit the the n fork Alsea about noon,wasn't long before I remembered why I dont fish here much.Seems like the most of the meatheads that frequent this place are less interested in catching fish as they are just beating you to the hole you intend to fish.But whatever,there is plenty of water to hit up.Started at clemens,missed a couple,and so did my bud(I'm fly'n,he's jig'n).The sqeezers started to get thick, so we blew and hit the confluence. Five minutes later we have banked three nickel bright beauties(one for the tag) and missed more than I care to admit.Hiked the rest of the top stretch,I hooked up with two more chromers,lost em both on the jump.Back to the top of the run for one more pass,my bud nails a good bright ten pounder,hen,and tags out.I continue to flog until sqeezie squeezerton shows up, and just starts casting right into my bubble.The fishin is hot,but not hot enough to deal with combat condition, when there is miles of open river to fish.So to sum it up,there are some nice fish movin through,should be to honey grove and clemens by tommorow,And conditions are good,so......
Seems like most of the peaple I interact with on the river(I try to avoid this whenever possible) end up being down to earth and like minded,probably due to the kind of places I like to fish.When time or circumstances dont allow for a long trip in, I will hit some of the "popular" stretches of water.This is where the unsavory characters tend to invade my little stretch of river,sometimes in a rude or pushy way.It sucks but there is nothing I can do,exept call 'em an *ss and find a different place to fish(and whine a little on this forum).I always eyeball people.