August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012

River Conditions:

Water Temperature: 70

Flows: Low

Turbidity: Clear

Fishing Pressure: Low / Moderate


NOAA Weather: Ten Day Forecast

Northwest River Flows: River Flows

Coastal Tides: Tide Charts


Well opening day was a about as one would expect. A number of folks were trolling above the 101 bridge looking for a early Coho but not much was to be found. East county ? Not a lot of participation but again that is to be expected as the inland communities have not had their summer fishery for years and it will take time for those who like to fish light tackle to figure it out.


A young couple stopped by the dock and asked for some pointers as to where to go and I gave them a few options. Well much to my surprise they came back later with a 4 to 5 lb. Chinook jack that was a chromer.  It is always about the right place at the right time with the right gear.


As to Coho jacks? Not much to be found at least in this reach of the river. 



The links are to websites for weather, flows, and tide charts for folks to utilize. Decent sites 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 beaches dependent upon where you are in the tide cycle.

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