Anglers have been picking up salmon in 85 to 100 feet of water. The fish are on the top 30 feet of the water column. Green, silver, and red have been hot colors. Pier anglers are taking a few salmon by casting spoons and a few perch are coming in for pier anglers still-fishing with natural bait. Salmon are following the alewives in because of strong east winds that warmed near shore waters.
Fishing slowed but those heading south and fishing off the dunes caught salmon in 150 feet of water. Fewer steelhead are coming in now. Good colors were green, orange and blue. Pier anglers caught bass and a few perch.
Has good trout and salmon fishing. The hot spots were near Silver Lake and Stoney Lake. Coho were 30 to 40 feet down in 170 feet of water. Chinook and steelhead were caught in the top 30 feet of waters 50 to 75 feet deep. Black, purple, and green were hot colors for salmon and orange for steelhead. Pier anglers caught smallmouth bass on natural baits or anything that resembles a goby.
Had very good fishing for those targeting trout and salmon straight out, north and south of the pier or off the sand dunes and Silver Lake. Try 60 feet down in 80 to 100 feet of water. Steelhead were caught 10 to 15 feet down in 40 feet with spoons and flashers. Good colors were blue, green and black for salmon but steelhead preferred orange. Pier anglers managed to catch a few perch on minnows, crawlers, and wax worms or smallmouth bass when casting top water baits. Dredging at the mouth was completed last weekend.
Anglers are catching quite a few smallmouth bass in the channel. They are using body baits and minnows. Boat anglers targeting salmon were heading south and fishing the area near Stony Lake.
Boat anglers continue to catch chinook and steelhead 30 to 50 feet off the bottom in 90 to 120 feet of water. Boats were heading south and fishing across from the dunes and Silver Lake State Park. Pier anglers caught smallmouth bass on minnows and body baits.
Was producing a good number of steelhead and salmon in 65 to 90 feet of water. Steelhead were caught about 50 feet down while salmon were 40 to 60 feet down. Yellow and green were the hot colors. Good bass fishing in the channel with limit catches reported by those still-fishing with minnows.
Fishing was good with lots of steelhead and salmon being caught in 150 to 190 feet of water. Steelhead were caught 45 feet down and salmon were caught 80 to 90 feet down. Good colors were green and orange. Catch rates were good about seven miles to the south. There is still plenty of baitfish in the channel so perch and steelhead are also in the there.
Salmon fishing slowed but a few anglers still managed to find fish 70 feet down in 120 feet of water. Try orange and green spoons.
Had no pier anglers as the channel was muddy. Boat anglers caught steelhead 15 feet down in 240 feet of water but a few fish were also caught in shallow waters. Salmon were taken 70 feet down in 120 feet of water. Orange and bright green were good colors.
Had no pier anglers but the channel is still full of baitfish so try body baits. Salmon fishing was good 50 feet down in 150 feet of water when using flies. Brown trout and small coho were found in 10 to 15 feet of water.
Boat anglers found salmon in 150 to 160 feet of water. Orange and black were good colors. Lots of baitfish moved into the channel so this would be a good time for pier anglers to cast body baits.
Angler pressure was down and pier fishing was slow but a few brown trout were still caught in the channel by those using spawn bags. Boat anglers did well for brown trout when trolling south along the shoreline and the rocks with stick baits. Salmon were caught in 150 feet of water. Walleye fishing from the pier was hit-or-miss but a few were caught on body baits in the early morning.
Pier anglers were catching brown trout and the occasional coho on spawn. Boat anglers caught chinook salmon in 150 to 200 feet of water. Some were using horseflies and flashers but the bite was slow.
Fishing has slowed with most of the fish already up the river. Those still trolling south of the pier are catching big steelhead, three year old chinook and a few small coho. Try halfway down in waters 80 to 150 feet deep with spoons. Red, orange and copper were good colors.