Left out of Umatilla at 6:30 and fished until 11:00. No fish caught, however today seemed more fishy than last week. We marked fish in a couple spots, saw some surface activity from the salmonoids, and had one really good take down in front of the dam, but didn't hook up. Fished the go to stuff most of us have faith in in the usual ways.
Talked with the fish check lady at the launch and she had noted no fish from a dozen boats with a few still out. She said she hasn't marked a fish caught, and had been checking since late last week. She said it won't pick up till mid-October. We've decided with the easy drive that were going to figure this area out, so we'll hit it mid week (no classes to teach Wednesdays) until we move up to the snake later this fall. Sure, I could get some bass or walleye, but when the fever hits I'm chasing silver. A boat ride is better than chores or TV.