Don’t understand the drop in fall chinook passage over Bonneville, could it be the 67K days were peak passage days? I was hoping for a 100K day…or two or three? Looks like the numbers will be very good but not what was predicted, though it could still happen.
There are a lot of salmon in the lower river, bank anglers and boaters below the Pitt Bridge are finding the most fish.
Frequently mention fishing behind my home because it’s where I fish the most. Seems I always have a plan to go elsewhere but it’s just too easy to fish the home water. I bought my house because of the water behind it, caught my first Klicktitat steelhead there a few years before I was transferred here. Used to hook a steelhead or two in the “home water” run each time I fished it. Around 2006 or 7 we had big high water and the substrate changed significantly. A lot of cobble came downstream and filled in the structure making it shallower and faster flowing. Fishing went downhill for me.
Last evening I took the plastic wrap off the 9126 Hardy Marksman2 I stole from the shop and replaced the Nextcast WA45 line I had been using with a Delta 8/9 multi-tip with the heaviest tip installed. Can’t say the Delta was better because it wasn’t but it did reduce my stripping a few pulls. Hooked a good steelhead. Strong wild hen took close to the far bank and gave me a serious mental boost. Didn’t try for a pic because I had her in shallow water and she clearly wanted to leave. Here’s a pic of tonight’s water.