September 20 2021
Over the weekend the fishing pressure increased significantly from what we saw during the week which is normal for this time of year. Saturday had the most pressure and Sunday was busy in the morning but started thinning out in the afternoon as anglers headed for home. We started to get some cooler weather at night, yesterday the early morning temperature was 50 degrees and in the afternoon it reached into the mid 70's. Based on the number of anglers we spoke with Saturday seemed to produce the most action with mostly kings in the lower end of the river. We didin't speak with a lot of anglers who fished mid river, but the ones we did said it was slow for them. The anglers we spoke with who fished the upper end of the river in Altmar said they had the most action in the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Areas.
The boats are still fishing out deep, 100 -120 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.