fresh coho are caught in the lakes right through the end of December, these fish don't have very far to go and often enter fresh water late. and these later coho can be BIG.
I'm looking to get out a couple of times over the Thanksgiving weekend. Well, just one more time if I'm successful.
(unfortunately, reports I have had for the fishing this month have not been great.)
one trick to finding success at Siltcoos is figuring out where the most coho are going to be and focusing there. between larger rain events, the fish often gather near the top of the spawning arms, in shallow water over the top of weed beds. A big rain event usually causes all these fish to shoot up into the creeks and out of reach. But if the rain event brings in new fish, they will be coming up the river, near the outlet, along the west shore, and moving through travel lanes in the lake towards the spawning arms for a few days, then often many are along the east shoreline, getting their bearings before turning N. or S.