Stormy weather brings hope to South Coast Anglers

It’s only mid week and the migration to the Southern Oregon Coast has begun. Elk, Sixes, Rogue, to name a few are staged to be in perfect shape for fly anglers to catch chrome bright Chinook Salmon.

Bring your shooting heads, type 3 and intermediate at a minimum. A bunch of Comets, heavy mono 12-20 pound. A great rain jacket, and a friendly attitude so you’ll be able to converse with your mates you’ll be meeting on the water this weekend. Last but not least your perseverance. Fall Chinook don’t come easy and many days have been spent with just one or two grabs. For an in depth look at how to fish for Fall Chinook check out a Jay Nicholas’s post on Salmon Fishing.



Just spoke to Nate (5pm Thursday eve.) who fished today. Report via text message:

NS  Hooked one….Fish are around….sixes would be better bet…none landed by us.

CD  Both rivers in shape? Crowded?

NS Elk is clearer and less people…sixes is pretty big and has more people on it… Should be dropping and have more fish for the weekend…all things constant

NS  We are probably doing the Elk again…there were more fish higher up.

Good luck to those who migrate south.–CD

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4 Responses to Stormy weather brings hope to South Coast Anglers

  1. Rob R says:

    i’d love to see the gooey “flies” their back-bouncing down there today 🙂

  2. Rob R says:

    is it just me, or has this blog gone salmon crazy??

  3. Brent says:

    Wasn’t that your plan all along? : )

  4. nate says:

    Sixes out of shape! Landed some today…nice work Barrett

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