Nooksack Salmon runs

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by dj2loud » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:04 pm

Missed my opportunity to fish today, had to go get new stems for the tires on the dodge..... apparently dodge tire pressure sensors were AFU and no longer working and disintegrated..... $100 later im good to go.....

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by ydeardorff » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:19 am

Well the salmon are in the nooksack!
Question, I was catching lots of small 6" rainbows, however I caught a couple silver fish that had no markings, and look like a 6" sardine. "They are completely silver, and with a forked tail. Any ideas on what these are?

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by riverhunter » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:21 am

ydeardorff wrote:Well the salmon are in the nooksack!
Question, I was catching lots of small 6" rainbows, however I caught a couple silver fish that had no markings, and look like a 6" sardine. "They are completely silver, and with a forked tail. Any ideas on what these are?
Without a picture I couldn't answer that but could they may have been whitefish?

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by riverhunter » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:24 am

ydeardorff wrote:Well the salmon are in the nooksack!
Question, I was catching lots of small 6" rainbows, however I caught a couple silver fish that had no markings, and look like a 6" sardine. "They are completely silver, and with a forked tail. Any ideas on what these are?
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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by branweeds » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:57 am

I think they are salmon smolts. I have been catching them as well. They were jumping everywhere too

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by branweeds » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:58 am

Iv'e seen some people having luck out on the South Fork, anyone land any?

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by ydeardorff » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:06 am

That picture looks just like what I was catching. Plus tons of rainbows. I saw one gorgeous sized salmon. Pissed or spooked it away.

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by branweeds » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:07 am

Where did you catch them at? I was hooking them just behind the Nooksack Casino

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by ydeardorff » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:09 pm

below the everson bridge

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by ydeardorff » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:29 pm

branweeds wrote:I think they are salmon smolts. I have been catching them as well. They were jumping everywhere too
I have been catching small coho smolts, but these are new. They look like the whitefish in the picture. All are about the same size, and they fight like hell for their size. Fun, but not what Im fishing for.

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by riverhunter » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:48 pm

ydeardorff wrote:
branweeds wrote:I think they are salmon smolts. I have been catching them as well. They were jumping everywhere too
I have been catching small coho smolts, but these are new. They look like the whitefish in the picture. All are about the same size, and they fight like hell for their size. Fun, but not what Im fishing for.
Then most likely white fish. If they are shiny with no spots, have adipose fin, forked tail and smallish mouth they are white fish. Good smoked if they have the right size on them. Also not sure what the regs on them are!

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by dj2loud » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:57 pm

Well the north fork was a bust on the upper near the hatchery except for a nice 18" dolly that almost took the rod outta my hand on a 50/50 wee dicknite... As far as the south fork is concerned i learned today just whats going on up there, and to tell you the truth its a joke too... After wading thru the normal holes i decided to head above the hatchery and can tell you that the guys are basically weeding thru old boot kings hoping for coho... I wouldn't even want to hook one of them knarly ol spawners.... i did see a few boot kings 30"+ below the hatchery hole surfacing off and on.... Hoping this rain will bring in some fresh fish sooner then later

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by branweeds » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:51 pm

At the south fork today, landed a nice red male wild coho. No keepers but the fish are there!

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by ydeardorff » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:39 am

the everson bridge was a bust as well last night. Not even bites from small fish.

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by branweeds » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:58 am

I'll be back on the South Fork tomorrow and this weekend, another pod should be coming up the river from the rain we have been having. fingers crossed

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by dj2loud » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:38 am

-i plan on hitting the nook from south fork to deming tomorrow --- Monday morning since the rains have muddied the system.... seen fish surfacing in deming friday for a few min when i stopped by... Nets are out and fish are moving!

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by branweeds » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:41 am

Post back after you go out! Would love to know how the river is looking after all the rain

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by branweeds » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 am

Does anyone know where to check the river water heights online? I've heard of people checking...but no idea how to do so for myself. Thanks!

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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by riverhunter » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:28 pm

branweeds wrote:Does anyone know where to check the river water heights online? I've heard of people checking...but no idea how to do so for myself. Thanks!
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Re: Nooksack Salmon runs

Post by branweeds » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:31 pm

Awesome thanks

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