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10/30/20104 Good day fishing.
The Nestucca dropped all night to 6 feet this morning.
It fished pretty well especially from 1st bridge to
Three Rivers. Many more Coho are being caught than
Chinooks. Seems like ODFW has missed the predicted runs
of Coho, my belief is that there are far more Coho than
predicted. Too bad w2e can't retain a few in the river.
Seems like there is a disconnect between predicted river
conditions and reality. According to NOAA the rains were
supposed to have started this morning and the river was
predicted to be well on its way to 6.7 feet. Reality is,
it hasn't rained at all today and so far the river
continues to drop. Unless we have a major rain event
this evening it is hard to imagine the river at 6.7feet.
Please note I didn't say impossible, its just that at
this point it looks unlikely.
10/27/14 River levels are good.
This morning the Nestucca started at 5.97 ,floated up
and down a couple of tenths but basically stayed put.
The color is great and the fishing for Chinooks was
pretty sweet. Lots of folks limited today and there were
reports of quite a few more Coho around again today.
Remember no Coho can be retained in the river. I can't
tell you what the river will be like tomorrow. One
caller got mad at me today because I told him I didn't
know where the river will end up tomorrow AM. I
mentioned that neither the weather man or NOAA has
clear picture and they are paid to do it. My crystal
ball is in the shop for repair, that wasn't an
acceptable answer, I guess.The only thing that matters
is the real time graph, all predictions are just that,
and can be very mis-leading.
10/26/14 Morning update. Even
though the rivers are high and off color, they are
absolutely filled with salmon. I have already had no
less than a dozen fishermen come through this morning,
tagged out, buying ice, and heading for home. Bigger
brighter and fishing close in out of the current has
been the trick this morning. Large corkies in yellow,
bright orange, or glow in the dark white, with roe eggs
are working the best. Some are adding extra scent such
as anise oil.
10/26/2014 Wow we got
lambasted last night: The rains were very heavy
with thunder and lightening and they lasted most of the
night. Yesterday afternoon NOAA was calling for a slight
river rise of only a two to three inches of river rise
for today. What we ended up with was about 17 inches of
rapid river rise with the Nestucca topping out at 6.77
feet. Its dark still and I will not get to see or hear
much until daylight. My guess at this point is that the
river dirtied up.. It is on the drop and should come
back in quickly but it may not be real fishable until
this afternoon or possibly Monday morning..
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