By David Johnson
Last week there were some fish in the tidewater sections of most rivers and we had some good fishing, landing from 2 to 13 Chinook a day (two our slowest, thirteen our best day) Those fish have moved on or darkened up or both.
Tillamook Bay has been kicking out some fish but it's a day-by day, per boat thing. One day a guide boat will get three or four and the next they will get one and it's been going back and forth like that.
Yesterday I fished the bay and we caught two un-clipped Coho that had to be released. There are a lot of these wild silvers and some are as big as Chinook so anglers should be careful with their species identification.
I have also been up to Astoria fishing for Coho on a few days and amazingly it's still been pretty good. I've never fished Astoria in late Sep and Oct. This fishery should be winding down.
David Johnson is a renowned Pacific Northwest fishing guide. To book a trip with Dave call 503-201-4292 or visit Dave at www.davidjohnsonfishing.com