Our Fall Salmon season looks to be done. A couple of weeks early this year. With the early fall rains, a bulk of the late fish came in early. The normal mid November return has already come and gone it seems. There are also some early Steelhead showing. So, it was an early fall, and soon to be an early winter it seems.
Although cut short, it was an amazing year for us. Catch rates we above normal. Was getting close to a 500 fish year. Almost, but not quite. Have not done the final tally for the fall kings, but we hooked about 480, and landed around 440. Something like that. Not bad in our opinion.
We saw the usual faces, which is always nice. And some new people as well. All in all, a good year for us. A return and recovery from the last few years, since the economy issues. Hope the trend continues. We`ll still catch a few more Chinooks, but are mainly getting focused on Steelhead now. All of the signs are there for a good season for them as well. We shall see. Be kind of interesting to see how many Chinooks we get later on the light gear. Always entertaining!
For now, we are going to wrap things up for the fall, and head into winter. Give everyone one more shot with the final results of the year. There are some photo albums on our Facebook pages, so you can check that out.
Back out into the rain and cold, to work on the gear switch. Heck, the weather is kind of crappy, maybe we`ll go get a little crabby!