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11 - Vernita Bridge to Priest Rapids Dam Report
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09/03/2016
76° - 80°
Trolling
Chinook Salmon
Other
Mostly Sunny
Plug
Noon
66° - 70°
09/05/2016
5
2547

Spent Labor Day weekend with the old man and my older brother. Fished Saturday and Sunday above vernita bridge. We back trolled divers and superbaits in 20-25 fow. Didn't have our first takedown till around 11am but after that, it was fish on. Went 4 for 9 on Saturday landing 3 chrome bright females and a very nice size male. My guess is that it was a summer king. Sunday was a lot slower. We went 1 for 3 landing another nice chrome bright female. Can't wait till next weekend


Comments

tnga
9/5/2016 9:31:00 PM
Nice looking fish, looks like your season is off to a good start. Did you fish downstream from Vernita bridge at all or concentrate all your efforts upstream? Thanks.
Asianju
9/6/2016 10:05:00 AM
I never go below vernita bridge. I have heard that there are some nice areas to fish specifically the punch bowl hole and some productive transition water. I hit a sandbar a few years back and had to use my kicker to get back to the launch. I don't want to go thru that again so I always go upriver for that reason. I'll fish the king hole if it's not crowded, but I try to stay away from it because the King hole seems to always have people who think they own that stretch of the river or something. Or someone hooks up and no one steers the boat because they are all watching. Almost had a few boats drift into me in the past.
rboswell
9/7/2016 1:49:00 PM
Thanks for the report, and nice work! What size jet divers are you using?
Asianju
9/12/2016 8:38:00 PM
Jumbo jet divers
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