Fishing from my drift boat on the Humptulips River this Sunday: the salmon were biting, they were numerous, the river was flowing at a fishable level and the weather couldn’t have been nicer. Kevin, Corey and I launched early and anchored at our first spot just after first light. We spent the day pulling Coho out of wood filled pools with spinners and twitching jigs, pulling plugs through the deeper runs, and bobber fishing with roe at all of our accustomed Chinook spots.
Overall there were plenty of folks on the river, and it seemed that fishing was decent for most and epic for some. We ended up landing six Coho (and losing a few) and two Chinook (also losing a few). Early afternoon winds kicked up and made fishing a little tougher and boy were the leaves falling! By the end of the day we were having a difficult time with all of the leaves in the river but luckily our morning was productive and we had a few nice fish to take home! I am looking forward to a great fall season.