Salmon Started Coming Upstream

At last salmon started coming upstream although there is no following school. It happened downstream, as is the case of early season.

Salmon, even if a very small school of them, started coming upstream. But it is a lottery to come across this single small school because we can fish only allotted beats. Even if we predict which beat is promising, we will rarely fish there.

In early season, salmon start coming upstream in a very small group at an irritatingly slow pace. And then they come upstream in a bigger group and in a school. In the end of June a large number of salmon come upstream one after another at a brisk pace, passing the first ones.

In July some of them become resident fish and every pool has got salmon. The river is busy and full of life.

Seasonal changes have delayed for a month in this year. The usual situation of May appears in June. In short, it is a little too early to fish like mad now.

Schools of salmon in early season are small and they come upstream at almost half-a-day intervals. It depends 90 % on good luck whether we will meet one of them.

Today’s temperature downstream is from 7 to 1

1 ℃ and the water temperature from 5 to 6 ℃. All data were collected from the lower reaches due to no salmon at the upper reaches. Recent low temperature in the daytime and some lasting cold days stopped promoting snow melting. Unexpectedly, the river has decreased.

Salmon have come upstream at a very slow pace due to low water temperature. Yet it is possible that salmon will come upstream to our area tomorrow. We have not met a good group yet but we feel that finally the river is coming to life.

Can we win the first prize in the lottery??

REEL: KS THE HONEYCOMB Salmon II, KS SU Salmon II Burgundy
LINE: DST-12-S Type II, Type III, DSS-12/13-I, DST-12-S Type IV
FLY: Shimmer Pattern
HOOK: ST4 #4, XD1 #2
TEMP A: 8-11℃
TEMP W: 5.0-6.0℃
Volume of Water: 230-160m³/sec