Fall Chinook

Moe
So, I was just wondering if the sandy or the clack got any fall chinook? Also where could I plunk on the sandy? Thanks!
 
Fishtopher
Neither have a fall run that I know of, for sure. I've heard tale of a small Tule Chinook Fall run on the Sandy, but thats probably just late returning Springers, or even just strays. Either way, there are still Spring Chinook in both rivers. Nothin' worth keepin' though. Plunk near the I-84 overpass.
 
Moe
could i plunk for coho on the sandy?
 
Mike123
I've seen spots where you could plunk very easily on the Sandy.
 
The Brown Kid Dora
I didn't know there was a fall run on the sandy either. Last year i hooked into a springer and it was kinda dark. Not worth keeping. But there are great places behind the sandy hatchery all up and down the river that are great. Which leads me to my next point...Have any of you guys been up that way? Second week of september is usually what i shoot for and there wasent a day after that me and my buddies havent went up to our hole and hooked 20+ fish every time we go. But then again coho numbers over bonneville arent catching my eye just yet. And i heard the mouth of the Clack is lookin good for coho. And a little bird told me about the Salmon river people were tagging out.
 
here2fish
FISHHEADMAFIA said:
SWEET HOLY MUTHER ! ! ! please tell me you guys kept it and it looks even better on the BBQ than it does in the picture ? awsome catch anyfish !

dont quote me on this but i believe the tule is its own strain(stock) , and they are all wild(natural spawn) fish . i could be way off on that , but it seems part of oxbow is closed to fishing when tule fish come in cause they spawn in a certian area(and only that area) there ?



You are correct, there is a wild run of tules that spawn in the Oxbow area. You can't miss them if your looking...usually in the shallow tailouts finnin around.
 
Mike123
Fished last year with Osmosis and there were a lot of tules around. I think he caught 6 and I got 1. The coho had lock jaw but those tules LOVED eggs... of course we weren't targeting them, but they really wanted to bite.

That fish is real nice and bright though! Good Job!


Here's a tule I got last year...
 
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Fishtopher
I dont get it. Are you trying to say that the Sandy has a hatchery run of Fall Chinook?

I'm saying the Sandy does NOT have a hatchery Fall Chinook run. Obviously I was wrong about nothin' worth keepin'...but IMHO, that's one hell of a nice STRAY Fall Chinook.
 
mgdguy
Fishtopher said:
I dont get it. Are you trying to say that the Sandy has a hatchery run of Fall Chinook?

I'm saying the Sandy does NOT have a hatchery Fall Chinook run. Obviously I was wrong about nothin' worth keepin'...but IMHO, that's one hell of a nice STRAY Fall Chinook.

Totally agree, was just giving you a bad time about the 'nuthin worth keeping' ;) I was just as surprised when he pulled it out!
 
Fishtopher
LoL!! Hey that's only the tenth time I've been proven wrong today!

Way to go guys. And nice fish too Mike!
 
Troutier Bassier
Last year they caught over 20 cohos overall at Lewis and Clark state park under I-84 on spinnglos
 
Mike123
So you can keep fin clipped chinook but you cannot keep non-clipped chinook? Is this correct? Just for future reference.
 
mgdguy
Mike123 said:
So you can keep fin clipped chinook but you cannot keep non-clipped chinook? Is this correct? Just for future reference.

On the Sandy and Clack, yes that is correct.
 
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