October 2010

by greenwater on October 31, 2010

King salmon fishing on our coastal rivers is in full swing now with fresh fish pushing in on every rain. Some days we’ve had to work hard for our bites, other days have been red hot but the one common denominator has been the fantastic grade of fish we’re seeing this year. If you want to catch a really big king there’s no better chance than these next few weeks. 30 pound fish are actually starting to seem really common. Yesterday I ended up with six fish the smallest of which was 25 pounds, all the others were well over 30 with the two biggest going and incredible 45 and 50 pounds. The picture is of a 38 pound Smith River hen we caught on a Kwickfish.

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by greenwater on October 24, 2010

Our first big system of the season is steamrolling over us and putting water in all our coastal rivers. Right now everything is on the rise and this will most likely end my season on the Klamath and Trinity. Today and tomorrow I canceled due to unfishable conditions but it looks like things will be prime on the Smith by Tuesday. The last word was that the estuary was full of big kings waiting to push in. This is one of my favorite times of year with it being the best chance at a trophy salmon. The picture is of a big chrome buck from from a couple years back.

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by greenwater on October 21, 2010


Wow, is really about all I can say. After a brief lull caused by the mouth of the Klamath sanding up the fishing has bounced back stronger than ever. The past week has given up some numbers that are pretty ridiculous in the world of king salmon fishing. Most days my guys have quit early with sore arms and big smiles. The one day we did stick it out until the end the numbers were bordering on silly and unbelievable, 22 landed out of 35 hooked. The steelhead fishing has kicked into gear as well although most of my attention has been going to the salmon for obvious reasons. I would imagine the great fishing will hold up until we get our first big flush which will move us up to the Smith River for some trophy hunting.

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by greenwater on October 8, 2010

The good fishing has continued to roll on with limit style action on a really nice grade of kings. The fish have been averaging in the mid teens with some fish up into the 30 pound range. Both the Klamath and Trinity have been kicking out great fishing and it hasn’t shown any sign of letting up. There have been some nice steelhead around as well but with the great salmon fishing they’ve been dominating most of my attention.

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by greenwater on October 2, 2010

Fishing on the middle Klamath and Trinity have been picking up steam the past few days. Big numbers of salmon have been pushing through and they’ve been biting well. Yesterday we fished the Trinity for limits of kings between 12 and 30lbs. The Klamath River has been fishing better for steelhead with good numbers of halfpounders with some adults up to 10 pounds mixed in and a few salmon. The solid fishing should continue and I’ve still got a few dates open in my boat.

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