While the rain last week seems to have flushed a lot of the fish through the lower river the bite is still holding up strong. I'm not seeing fish everywhere like I was a week ago but there are a few key spots on each section of river I fish where salmon have set up and don't seem to be leaving. While a lot of the fish aren't as bright as they were when they first entered, the action has been great. Over on the Klamath I've been running into huge numbers of smaller, 3 to 6 pound kings which are either a blessing of curse depending on how you want to look at it. Most days it's been easy to hook 20, 30 even 40 of them but their sheer numbers and aggressive nature have made it hard to get through to the bigger fish that are mixed in with them. Most days we've still been managing a couple in the 20 to 30 pound range and there have been a few adult steelhead mixed in and a decent numbers of halfpounders.
Soon I'll be starting to turn my attention to trophy kings on the Smith River. The peak of the run is normally in November and I'll be moving my operation up there as soon as we get enough rain to get it going. I've still got 5 open dates for the month.
The picture is Wayne Terry with pair of Klamath Kings he caught with me last week.