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    Default swanson river

    is the mouth of the swanson a decent spot to fish for silvers? i think it has a pretty good run quite a ways up the river, but wondering about fishing right there in captain cook state park.

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    Default Swanson Silvers

    Not yet......give it another 2 or 3 weeks and that river will rock.The access road just before you cross the bridge will get you to the water.It's a lot tougher to get a line wet at the bridge.Not sure of the run size but do knw I've caught a lot of silvers there.

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    I've caught silvers from the park down to the mouth, some really nice holes. And the whole river is a really nice drift.

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    Default thanks for the info

    do you guys drift egg clusters there or use spinners or ?

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    Black egg sucking leeches mostly..

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    for the tip.

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    The schools of fish move around a lot up and down the lower river. Your best bet is to pick a good spot above the bridge on a rising tide and just wait for them to come to you. The banks can get really muddy. You can find some nice holes up river past the parking area, but the fish are not as concentrated. A size three red vibrax cast as the schools of fish go by will get her done. Usually, you can see the wakes before the fish become visible. Locals fish from the bridge fish with a spinner held in the current with a bobber or eggs.

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    The silvers can be hot and cold as far as their willingness to bite. I've found that an early morning high tide right above the bridge is the way to go. Nice size silvers too I freakin love that river, hopefully the pike don't devastate it.

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    When did the pike hit it?????

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    Default i don't think

    there are any pike there yet. that would ruin it like alexander.

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