Re: Spinning for Kahawai

#15073
Miliwolf
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Salmon are caught, but have heard very little about them this year. I have spent hundreds, maybe even thousands of hours fishing at the bars and never seen one caught there. Most days there might be a dozen people fishing at the mouths, on the weekend that can increase 5 fold. Most seem to be caught further up river, people who put the hours in seem to catch a few but it seems like a lot of work for very little reward. I caught mine up near the wash bridge about this time of year but it was a few years back.

They are mostly smaller then 10lb I beleive, I think F&G surveys suggest 2-300 hundred enter the river on a good year.

The lower reaches of the river between the Estuary and the rapids can hold large numbers of trout, they often get up to good sizes. Clarity is variable.