Fished the river today. Started mid river above Sportsman Pool. Saw very few fish moving at first light. Found alittle deeper seam and ended up going 1 for 3. Very few fish around. A ridiculous amount of fishermen. Heard there were more fish down low when I stopped at cleaning station. Crowds were bad so We decided to go over to OZ. Glad we did.
Went to go up by dam and as soon as we started to make our way up the red/light siren came on 🙁. I think a barge was coming up the loch. When the yellow light came on about an hour later we headed up to corner of the dam. Fishing pressure was actually pretty light. The salmon were stacked up like cord wood along the dam. Without exaggerating I must have had 25 fish hooked at least. Landing them was another thing. Not easy getting them in the net in almost waist high fast water but we managed. Hooked a fish almost every cast. Met some other guys from PA and helped them with netting fish.
My buddy managed to take a nice steelhead as well. I saw some dandy browns going out on ropes too. My friends and I ended up bringing eight Salmon home. A good day.