Siltcoos coho 2020

rogerdodger

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not sure, they have scaled back significantly on how much rain we are expecting to get and much of it will just soak into the dry soil. water was quite low when I check the launch last week. That said, Pepper and I are planning to spend next Tuesday or Wednesday at the lake, depends on what the wind does, but just checking the weeds and depths in all the coho locations, not really expecting many, if any, coho in there yet.

Sept.27:
 

rogerdodger

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Oct14- water level up nicely from the rain but river not moving and no rain predicted for a week or so.
I wasn't expecting any coho; didn't find any. I was testing out new kayak wheels (Boonedox Landing Gear) and an aluminum rudder that both worked great; Pepper and I checked the whole lake going counterclockwise- less algae, more weeds, 64F water.

We did find this shiny boy at the top of Fiddle creek arm. Full marks if you know what he is.





 

hobster

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That’s a nice fish! The scales look cohoish, not sure what it is. Looks to big to be a blueback yes?
 

rogerdodger

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big old cutthroat buck! the big red stripe and red gill plate hint at a rainbow but it had teeth on its tongue and body shape (long for the head/tail size) hinted at a fish that has spent some time feasting in the ocean but not necessarily this year, it might have stayed up in Fiddle Creek area all year, just for fun I guess. :cool:
 

Edge

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what is the normal thing to use to catch them spinfish, herring, twitching jigs ? I have only been one time below dam in 1980.

Thanks for any info.
 

rogerdodger

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I get most my Siltcoos coho casting spinners near shore in several areas around the lake. Also get one occasionally trolling the same spinners when I am moving from one location to another. pink/silver and orange/gold great on sunny days, darker colors and all black spinners on dark stormy days. same for wiggle warts and other small plugs.

The regs set the 101 bridge as the deadline, from Oct.1 to Dec.31 each year, above that bridge is the 'lake' and open for coho, trout, bass, and perch, below that closed. cheers, roger
 

rogerdodger

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I stopped by the launch today and the water level is about the same and river was not moving. Significant rain would be nice. soon.
 

Upnorth

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The rain this weekend might kick off the Silver run, yes?
Hey and Good morning. Any reports on the coho, the rain is coming down. Have they moved in. I fished siltcoos on nov 12 and the lake had some more water, but no fish. I did see a few in the creek. Are the gates open?
 

rogerdodger

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the week before Thanksgiving week was very good, things slowed down some this week as rain pushed lots of fish into their spawning creeks. seems like there are some coho in the lakes and passing through but they are spread out based on my outings.
 
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