September 21 2021
On Monday we started out with cooler temperatures first thing in the morning, but with sunny conditions the temperature reached into the upper 70's in the afternoon. We did not speak with as many anglers as over the weekend, but the majority of anglers we spoke with had a slow day. The best fish movement seemed to be first thing in the morning, once it got bright and sunny the fish wanted to sit in the deeper holes. Even with less anglers on the water they seemed content sitting in the deep holes and not moving until later in the day. Anglers who stood in the same spot all day and waited for fish to come to them seemed to have a tougher time. The anglers who had the most success are moving around and covering lots of water. If you work hard and put your time in you can find some fish.
The boats are still fishing out deep, 90 -110 feet of water north of the Salmon River because that's where the temperature is. They have been getting into a mix of kings and cohos with echip flashers & atomik flies producing the best results.
The motel dates have been changing by the phone call and were trying to keep them updated. Just because you don't see the date listed your looking for, keep in mind that the person who literally called right before you did could of been making a change. When in doubt it's always best to call just to see if anything opened up or ask to be on a waiting list for a specific set of dates.
Streamers: Comets in hot pink, orange chart, size 4. Egg sucking leeches in black or purple, size 4. Beadhead woolly buggers in black, olive, orange, red, size 6. Fishskull zonkers in black, olive, white, grizzly size 4.
Nymphs: Steelhead hammer in blue, pink, red, black, size 8. Estaz stones in blue, red, purple, rootbeer, chart, pink size 6. Steelhead hammer in blue,black, pink, chart size 6. Rubber legged stones in black, olive, brown size 6. Rubber legged Kaufman stones in black or golden size 4.
Egg patterns: Estaz eggs in blue, orange, pink, chart, purple size 6. Glo-bugs in chart, pink, oregon cheese, steelhead orange, light blue size 6. Omelets in chart, peach, cerise size 6. Sucker spawn in pink, chart, orange, blue size 6.
Monday - Thursday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.
Friday & Saturday 6:00AM - 8:00PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.