Salmon Coming Close----
Yesterday the temperature in the daytime rose nearly to 20 ℃ and the water level 280 m³/sec. In early morning we missed a salmon after hooking it at the lower reaches and then got a faint pull farther downstream. The water temperature was 6 ℃. Yet we have not got any bite.
Salmon started coming upstream and moving of salmon has been often seen at the pool of the lower reaches in June. We are suddenly switched from a gloomy mood of fishing without fish to a cheerful mood. We kept making the fly drifting in no-fish pool but now we cast, excited at the prospect and wondering when salmon will come. We realize what a different stage the same river shows.
The temperature in the daytime rose to 19 ℃ and the water temperature 6.5 ℃ even at the upper reaches. That means that snow melting is quickened and the river keeps high water. In short, the upper reaches has only salmon which came upstream 2 days ago. How many salmon? Judging from our fishing at the lower reaches, probably less than 1% of the same season of the year.
At night we waited for salmon at the upper reaches but nothing happened.
Moving of salmon has been frequently seen at the lower reaches. Surely salmon came upstream from the mouth of the river.
Where will we wait for them tomorrow?
ROD: KS SW 1712H, KS SW ROGNES, KS SS 1712D_H
REEL: KS THE HONEYCOMB Salmon II, KS SU Salmon II Burgundy
LINE: DST-12-S Type II, Type III, Type IV, DSS-12/13-I, DST-12-S Intermediate
FLY: Shimmer Pattern
HOOK: ST4 #4, XD1 #2
TEMP A: 8-19℃
TEMP W: 5.0-7.0℃
Volume of Water: 280-190m³/sec