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Come and have fun!!!!!
04/19/15 Hebo Lake Family day was
a success! Many fish caught. Drifters fishing the
Nestucca river for steelhead (and the 1st elusive
Springer) are still catching a few Steelies. Salmon are
not quite here. Mums the word if any are caught early!
Good weather for another couple days. Wednesday might be
the first day for some more (always needed) rain.
04/10/15 Someone lost a fishing
vest? Check with us on how to retrieve it.
Steelhead are still being caught. The Nestucca has been
fair. Rain coming this weekend may bring in the chance
to get an early Springer. Cross your fingers!
04/03 2015 Steelhead still showing up in good
numbers. The Nestucca River is running at 5.45 feet and
looking very good. Not only is the river in good
condition but it is also kicking out fair numbers . Most
of the better reports today were from 4th bridge to
Three Rivers. Yesterday saw our first Springer. As you
might note Springer season opened April 1st. Normally we
don't see much of Springer's until May. Under normal
conditions we might see just a handful of salmon
somewhere around April 15th or later. I say under normal
conditions because this year the conditions aren't
normal. I predict we will see fair numbers earlier than
usual, the reason being, we have no snow pack in the
coastal mountains, Zero. zilch, nada. No snow means no
snow melt to keep the rivers cold. With warmer river
temperatures come Springer's. I think the timing of the
Spring Salmon is strictly built around when the rivers
become warmer then the ocean. At least this has always
been the way of the past. Once rivers temperatures hit
close to 50 degrees salmon start leaving the ocean. Once
river temperatures hit 52-43 degrees there is a mass
exodus of salmon from the ocean to the rivers. We are
closer to those temps now than in years past and with no
snow to melt it shouldn't take long. The week before
April 1st there were afew Springer's caught and released
in the Nestucca. I'm told that there are a few already
at the hatchery on Three Rivers. So although it is still
early by normal standards, there may just be some real
early salmon around for the opening week.
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