We’ve been fishing the Bogachiel and the Hoh lately. There are a ton of Coho salmon around and some hatchery steelhead are starting to show up.
Bogachiel: The river had about 2 ft of vis, coming off a small bump the day before. This was Jeff’s and Kyle’s first time chasing salmon or steelhead. We found some nice silvers. There are still a lot of bright fish moving into the rivers out here. Pink and orange were the colors that were working good for us. The trick right now is to put your rig in front of as many fish as possible, which means posting up on a pile of fish sending a bunch of casts through them. That has been better than running and gunning all day.
Hoh: The coho are still coming. I took Eric and John down to the Hoh to see if there was a good amount of silvers… and there were. Pink, chartreuse, and orange were working and we hooked some on purple and black as well. We pounded some good spots and caught fish, but the fishing on the move was better than I expected. Hitting the small soft slots on the go picked up a lot of fish for us. There are a bunch of coho in all the rivers out here around Forks right now. It is a good time to catch a few for the freezer. We are only seeing a few colored up fish, the majority of them are really bright. The hatchery winter steelhead should be showing up in good numbers over the next week, we caught a few this week.