Yes, we’ve been obsessively reporting on the bite at Buoy 10, but as it so happens, salmon as well as trout are chomping on lures elsewhere in the Northwest.
Here are a few pics from recent days:
PHOTOG: Gary Lundquist
Last weekend in the San Juan’s. Twin brothers Wyatt and Forest Rowe of Elbe caught their first salmon ever at Eagle Point off San Juan Island last weekend. We fished 3 days and boated over 50 Humpy’s. All are in canning jars now. They saw several Killer whales and a few Sealions as well. These are nice fish this year.
PHOTOG: Jon Pulling
Hi Andy, got a cool picture for your “user submitted pics”
My Son, Oliver Pulling Teamed up on the Snohomish Humpy. I made sure he handled the fish bare handed, no towel.
Humpy Madness is in full swing in the Snohomish River,
PHOTOG: Brad Hole, he of the whopper kayak-caught halibut
Todd and I hit Golden Gardens about 6am this morning. Bait was all over the place around Meadow Point. Fish were rolling on the surface. I decided to switch up my Humpy Special set up for a white/metalic flasher and instead of a squid, I used a pink spotted Brad’s Cut Plug stuffed with herring. The fish wouldn’t leave it alone. I broke off my gear on the second fish but had two Brad’s Cutplug minis in the same color. I gave one to Todd who broke it off on his second fish. Combined we landed 3 coho and four pinks before 8am. The power boaters moved in behind us, one actually stopping me at the ramp asking how deep I was fishing and what we were using. Well, I wasn’t using a motor.
PHOTOG: Larry Ellis
Remember when fishing the mouth of the Klamath River, you have to pack out what you catch – somehow!
PHOTOG: Scott Fletcher
My friend Jesse Brazill and I fished Brewster in the am and Well’s Dam in the afternoon. Both fished pretty well. At Brewster I released a nice wild fish and Jesse landed a 17 lb Hatchery. At Well’s we released a Jack and I landed a 11.8 lb Hatchery.
PHOTOG: Lois Ledeboer
Just so you’re a little jealous, here are a couple ‘bows I caught at the Potholes yesterday. Been getting big trout out there regularly in last couple of weeks, ftrolling 20 ft. down with Needlefish, primarily silvers and brass.
PHOTOG: Friend of Chuck Payne
Chuck Payne got off the salt water in the San Juans for a rare trip to Zipperlip Creek in the NE Corner. Believe it or not, after dragging knuckles and gear all year for Salmon out of Friday Harbor, he was talked into fly fishing. This nice Brown Trout fell to a hopper pattern. Now tuck your pinkie finger back in and get Salmon trolling, quick!
PHOTOG: Jacob Ostrom
Hey just wanted to share my wife’s Morgan Ostrom first king of the year. Measured 36inches and low 20′s caught in samish on fire cure eggs and float.
PHOTOG: Diamond Lake Resort
DESCRIPTION: The 9.4 pound post treatment record size trout caught from Diamond Lake two seasons ago fell on August 20th
Kenny Ruffo, fishing with his children, was plunking orange Power Bait in 45 feet of water when a 12.1 pound, 28 & ½ inch trout gobbled up his bait.
“We were not doing anything special”, said Kenny, “just thought the brightly colored orange PowerBait might be better in the deep water.
Diamond Lake Resort
PHOTOG: Brent Sanders
I was out fishing today with my daughter and son for Pinks in the Mukilteo area. You were nice enough to put my daughter Caroline on the cover of F & H (’07) and then NW Sportsman (’09). I thought you might enjoy seeing her grown up. She’s now 12 and headed to 7th grade, she still enjoys fishing with dad but we don’t get out as often as we should. Today she taught a few tricks to her 5 year old little brother Lewis on how to catch pinks.
I hope you are well, all the best to you!
PHOTOG: Del “Tuna Dog” Stephens
PHOTOG: Boatmate of Daniel Beraldo
I was at Buoy 10 yesterday and had a great trip!
Trolling using a spinner. No flasher.
PHOTOG: JEFF ANDERSON