- Oct 5, 2008
There are actually three different runs of fall chinook in the Sandy. The big one is the Tulie type. Probably 75% or so of the run is Tulie or lower river spawners.
The Second is a a very late run that I have only caught a couple of and they are a very late run (November through December) they are not a dark fish but the run in my understanding is only a few hundred fish.
The third is a run of very bright fish. They tend to be small and it is my understanding that they run pretty high up in the system. This run is not very big any more as they were the main take when the river was open to harvest about 8 to 10 years ago. i have a few pics of fall nooks that i caught in october that were as bright as they get.
I landed a small 8lb or so hen a few weeks back that was dang near as chrome as my bumper. I thought it was strange for such a bright fish to be hanging around with all the darkies. Thanks for the info on these fish man.
they are pretty rare but always a nice surprise. I have noticed there seems to be a better number of them the last two years so hopefully that will be a long trend.