There are many factors working against the angler presently.
The water is off color, low and cold. All of these, plus the massive tides this week all contribute to the low exploitation. I am expecting things to pick up very soon. One thing to watch for, however, is the annual Killey Dump. There is a LOT of snow in the mountains yet and we have not had much for rain this spring, so all it will take is a really good rain storm in the mountains and the visibility will tank. Normally bait is not allowed when that happens, so maybe this year it could still be productive?
Anyhow, you are right, tomorrow is another day and you never know when your 36 hours is up (for some it only takes 5 minutes).
That Killey dump is looming.......a little rain or some warm weather will make it dump mud, it is only a matter of time.....
Based on recent reports on the board, the kings are here, and finally in a biting mood! What a difference a week makes! Water is still low, but viz is way up, success rates are definitely on the upswing, and harvest has quadrupled in the past week.
Originally Posted by fishNphysician
The last few days good reports are confirmed on the latest ADFG summary:
Rod hours are down to 24 rod-hrs guided....
and a phenomenal 16 rod-hrs for non-guided!
Locals are flat out kickin' ***** this past week!!!! Recall that the avg WAS 36 guided and 51 non-guided rod hours to catch a king.
The retention rate is right at 75% (one of every four fish caught is released) and exploitation is hovering around 13%
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone."
The KeenEye MD