June 2012

by greenwater on June 8, 2012

The ocean salmon bite hasn’t shown any sign of letting up. My reports are sounding like a broken record but the reality is that not much has changed. I’ve had limits every day this season and I haven’t had to fish later than 10:30 am to get them. The halibut bite has still been hit or miss but I’d expect it to get better in the next couple weeks. It normally hits it’s stride sometime in June.

The picture is from a run down to cape Mendocino with limits of salmon and rockfish topped off with some nice lingcod.

I’ve also been spending a few days up on the Klamath fishing springers but the bite’s been tough. I’ve been giving my river bookings the option to fish the ocean instead but a few groups have chosen to stick with plan A despite the slow action. Yesterday, we fished a long one and ended up with two hookups the nicest of which was an 18 pounder. Could have been worse but far from good.

The fall on the other hand is stacking up to be really special. All these ocean fish will make the push upriver and it’s going to be pretty amazing. Last year was fantastic and it looks like this one is going to be even better. I know it seems early to start thinking about september and october but it’s really booking up fast. If you want to get in on it, now’s the time to start making plans.