A few fresh fish are still working their way up the Cains. A 15 pound cockfish came from the mouth of Cains yesterday, and we got a 20 pound hen salmon with a tag. The number was just 9 after the one that I caught on September 14. We also lost another fish – so a little late season action.
We didn’t get the rain we’d have liked yesterday, and the Cains is still good but getting lower.
Water is at .an excellent 1.05 meters and dropping. The water temp is around 7C/45F. Conditions are good.
We are using mostly medium and large flies, especially the traditional reds and oranges of fall. Big marabou slime flies have traditionally worked well at this time, especially in slower pools. Green and purple are popular colors for marabou, though I’ve done well with orange too. Traditional black flies and the venerable Green Machines in #4,6 will also work.