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Old 09-21-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy Kalama river help

Where can people fish on the kalama this time of year to have a good chance, at catching a fish or 2 that doesn't invlove Snagging. I would like to plunk or drift eggs. Any Help will be greatly Appreciated. I have ben on a no fish dry spell for 2yrs and haven't ben able to hook into a chinook or coho since 9/21/11

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Old 09-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Kalama river help

Lots of pull outs, most can fish well enough.
I've never had much luck there myself.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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I fish this river 50 plus times a year. Now that we are starting to get some rain and the water will start to rise a bit, head up high into the canyon. There is a pull off just past painted rock. Follow the trail down. There will be a bunch of fish stacked up all through the canyon. Float eggs under a float and you might be suprised by either a Steelhead or a Salmon. Look for pocket water behind rapids and fish that as well as the seems between fast and slow water. Let all the snaggers target the lower river, I would fish up higher.

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