outfishem, I'm interested in B 10 reports also. You might want to check out the following post: Bouy 10/CR. There's some information there at least through the past weekend. Would be nice to know how the first part of this week has been if anyone is fishing down there now.
I fished buoy 10 Sat. Sun. and Mon.
It was certainly not as hot as it must have been before. I think we landed a total of 9 fish, all silvers and had 8 or 10 takedowns that didn't stick. It seems that the chinook must have all moved up river after looking at the dam counts at Bonneville.
Personally, this time of year I wouldnt spend any time at B10. If your gonna fish down there now, I would focus up river around the bridge or out in front of Hammond or Warrenton, there is still a pretty good bite in these areas. Plug cut herring...
The wife and I fished friday, saturday, and sunday. We were up around the bridge on the edge of the ebb each day. We landed 32 and kept 18. All silvers, no kings at all. Generally every bait was good for a takedown, but if the bait got soft, I really buried the trailing hook through the herring and this allowed the "drive by's" to stop by for a little longer. Remember...set on your hands. We wouldn't pick up the rod until the line was really paying off of the reel, then just a little "pop" and we generally got them. Didn't lose many and missed very few. Hope this helps.
Hey people, thanks for all the info. :cheers: That's what makes ifish so great!! I have kind of made committments to launch out of Chinook tomarrow. Do you think that I would be wasting my time on the Washington side, or should I barrel across to the Hammond area - - say b 21? Does it make any sense to try it at 10 for the last hour or so before high tide? Over the years I have really been hooked on doing that, but wonder if it's a little too late for that.
Thanks for the advice. I know both myself and outfishem appreciate it
Well....I never fish 10. I'd rather fish with less poeple and (generally still) quite a few fish off of wingdam #5 & #7 (Chinook) or off the Sands in front of the church. Good luck and give us a report. The 20-25' "sands strip" in front of the church was really good to us, but no one else. Why...no one was around, most folks were above the bridge.
I fished Monday and picked up one at the Church hole, a few hard hits by up from the bridge.
Found the bite to be the most consistent in front of the cannery in Astoria and up to the bridge. Back and forth at 16-22 pulls in 25-30 ft water. Green delta by itself or with fish flash. Didnt seem to matter for the most part.
I'll be down for one last weekend before I give Tillamook a try. Cant fish for myself with the cracked ribs but got a buddy who needs to catch his first salmon so hopefully I can get him into a couple fish this weekend.
Jerry, it was nice meeting you at the Bouy 9 a couple weeks ago. Glad to see you had a good time with your buddy down there. 30 days! Man that would be awesome, but then the wife would leave me.....hmmm :grin:
Hey Tundra 111. It was nice meeting you also. Yes 30 days is great. Wife???? Well you just have to be married to the same gal for 42 years and when you get home act like you are 25 again, know what I mean. Also you have to have her come fishing when the sun is out and the fish are biting. She caught plenty of fish along with our 34 year old daughter. Oh about the sunshine----well they have real good rain gear, wouldn't you know it. Jerry