September 6, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Outdoor writer Dave Graybill finds many eastside king fishing options
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:
Anglers have been able to fish for summer run Chinook on the Wenatchee River above Dryden Dam since the 1st of September, and there are good numbers of them dispersed through this stretch.
Last season I had many reports of success on these big kings, and I just got a note from a buddy that says that they will take a fly. Tom Bartlett, of Plain, landed a big king over the past weekend, casting a lead-head pattern that he tied himself.
I also wanted to remind anglers that the Snake River opened to fishing for salmon on the 1st of September. There is a generous three fish, hatchery adult limit on the Snake, and anglers can also take three hatchery steelhead a day in this fishery.
I also checked the fall run fish counts, and they continue to run well ahead of last year and the ten year average. There are thousands of fall fish headed are way.
Anglers will soon be shifting their focus from the upper Columbia to White Bluffs, the Hanford Reach and below Wanapum Dam. The biggest kings of the year are taken in the fall and I can’t wait to get after them.
For details or Graybill’s weekly report visit his website at http://www.fishingmagician.com/.
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