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    Default Prince of Wales in early August

    I'm starting to put together a trip for four people for next year and are considering a couple of self guided places in Thorne bay and Coffman cove. We were thinking the first week of August but i had a few questions on timing. We'll probably take a charter out of Craig one day and another out of Coffman, and might take a skiff out some but would like to do mostly stream and lake fishing the rest of the time. Will there be many silver salmon in the streams around Coffman and Thorne Bay the first week of August? How about chums and pinks?

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    One word - Gooch.
    Death is like an old whore in a bar--I'll buy her a drink but I won't go upstairs with her.

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    I'm going to bump this up again. We ended up finding a nice place up in Coffman Cove to stay the first week of August. We have a couple of salt charters booked for during the week but was justing wondering if any one could give some guidance on places to find a few silvers and some dollies around that time of year? Also, I've stocked up on vibrax spinners #2-#4 and some spoons. Anything other lures in particular we should bring with us? Thanks

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    Early August can be difficult Coho stream fishing because of all the Humpies in the way.

    There is an early hatchery run of Coho up at Whale Pass, you might give that a try.

    There will be plenty in the bays getting ready to do their late Aug / Sept run.

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    Thanks for the info. We definitely plan to check out the hatchery run up at Neck Lake. Is casting from shore near river mouths worthwhile? Or do you need to rent a skiff and get out a little further?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milo View Post
    One word - Gooch.
    x2 I think (MW?)

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    The dollies should be thick around any of the salmon entering the streams as they feast on all of the available eggs. They should be numerous and easy to catch. Here in Sitka in August the pinks are usually still thick in the river mouths/rivers, and it's best to use some polarized shades and spot some cohos and cast on them; rather than wasting your time and blindly casting for fish that aren't there. For cohos up stream; a metallic blue vibrax with a silver flasher is money...best lure I've ever used spin casting for cohos in the river.

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    For many years I have used the Silver Meps Aglia beaded body in size 4 or 5 .... a Coho killer.

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    Thanks for all the help. Leaving 1 week from today and can't wait!

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