Tuesday, September 23, 2008



That time of year again. We haven't had a ton of rain yet, but I'm betting the fish are in the river. To be honest, I'm itching for some salmon fishing right now. Coho have the ability to momentarily make me forget about carp! I'm tempted to make one last carp run if I can get the green light this weekend. The weather shows sunny, high of 80s and I bet I could find some fish despite the cooling water, but part of me wants to hoof in and find a a nice pocket in the midst of a series of rapids. I bet there would be a couple of coho hanging out there, taking a break from their incessant upriver run.

I suppose I'll shoot for the green light, watch the weather and make a choice. Decisions, decisions.

6 comments:

Jean-Paul Lipton said...

Good Luck John!

Pete said...

What's more satisfying? That big salmon or the 30-pound carp?

john montana said...

The carp pete...it isn't really close on a satisfaction scale. The salmon you either blind nymph with an indicator, or swing a fly while daydreaming and wait for the fish to hook itself. Spotting, stalking, fighting a decent carp crushes the salmon moments.

I do get that salmon itch when the weather cools though...it is a nice change of pace from a summer of carping. I'm lucky to live where I do!

Kev2380 said...

Good luck salmon fishing, although with the size carp you've been catching, the salmon may seem like a weak fight.

Wendy Berrell said...

Nice point on carp vs salmon. Blind fishing doesn't stand up.

Pete said...

You sold me.