August 10, 2014
August 10, 2014
Water Temperature: 70
Fishing Pressure: Very Low
NOAA Weather: Ten Day Forecast
Northwest River Flows: River Flows
Coastal Tides: Tide Charts
Not many people out and about on the river but it has been really a perfect time to play around with the weather as nice as it is. In the world of fish things are starting to change. Yesterday on the morning incoming tide Chinook were around. It appears they are coming out of the bay on the evening high tide and simply moving upstream with it. Chinook moving this time of year is not uncommon and they will continue upstream until they decide to stop and hold ( stage ) for sometime as they will not spawn until November. The old broodstocking rule was that a Satsop Summer Chinook would make Schafer Park by October 10th no matter what.
The recreational fisher cannot retain adult Chinook this year but jacks are legal to retain. With this being the first year in a long time for a late summer salmon season inriver many are going to have to learn it is much different fishing than early fall when the runs appear in serous numbers. For old timers it should be a blast from the past! The summer fishery for Chinook and Coho jacks is a great light tackle fishery for those who put in the time to learn it. It was always my wife's favorite fishery with great weather and no crowds. Hard to beat.
I have added a link to tide charts for folks to utilize. Decent site and fairly simple to use which is always helpful. Keep in mind from Aberdeen to Friends landing the low ebb & high tide will drag between 1.5 to 1.75 hours behind the bay dependent upon where you are in the tide cycle.
Posted on Sun, August 10, 2014
by Dave Hamilton