Silvers Still Pouring into Goodnews River
Capt. John Kumiski
August 15, 2010
Goodnews River - Freshwater Fishing Report
Goodnews River Fishing Report from Spotted Tail 8/15/10
It rained heavily last night. The river looked angry today. Brown and swollen, four foot waves stood in places. The wind tore spray from the tops of the whitecaps. There were "mist devils" over the water, similar to dust devils but composed of water torn off the surface of the river. We had gusts somewhere between 40 and 50 knots. Needless to say no one in camp fished.
I took a walk through the grass and water up to Double Hut, then sat on a beaver lodge and watched the river flow for about 40 minutes. Ravens and gulls still flew, to my surprise. I carried a shotgun, but hoped not to encounter a bear. Being ready was not a bad idea though. We've been seeing a lot of them. Fortunately the ordinance wasn't needed.
Wind gusts ripped spray off the wave tops. By watching the river you could see the gusts coming, and brace yourself for the blast. Ragged clouds blew across the sky and spewed sprays of water. They clung tenuously to the mountain tops. It was a crappy day for fishing, but a great day for a walk. I'm glad I took one.
Fishing for silvers- it's been good. The fish don't appear to be staging in tidewater. The river is high, encouraging them to run right up the river. We have been limiting out every day, only killing bucks. They sure do fillet out beautifully.
Streamers have been working well. The catch includes pinks and chums as well as silvers. I only had my fishermen use poppers a few times this past week, and it only worked one time, a handsome buck that nailed a popper and fought like mad. Silvers are such hot fish!
Speaking of hot fish, Florida will still be hot when I get home, as will be the fishing there. I have lots of open dates for the fall. The mullet will be running, often the best fishing of the year! Call or email me for availablilty.
Life is great! I still love my work, lucky me!
Life is short- go fishing!
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