Big Numbers of Salmon Are Staging Up

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

Mellisa and Ed Brusven of Fallon, Nev., hold a pair of 30-plus-pound king salmon caught Oct. 1 at the mouth of the Chetco River while fishing with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. They were trolling herring and Fish Flash flashers.
Photo Credit: Courtesy ofPhoto courtesy of Andy Martin

by Kenny Priest

Big numbers of salmon are staging in the Chetco estuary, waiting for rain to head upriver reports Martin. “That could happen this weekend, as flows are expected to spike Saturday and Sunday,” said Martin. “Lots of jacks and adults to 35 pounds are being caught on plug-cut herring and anchovies fished behind Fish Flash flashers. The limit is one adult king a day, and many anglers are getting their fish early each day. The Rogue Bay also is still fishing well, with kings and Coho in the mix. Expect this weekend’s rain to slow fishing there.”

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