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OCTOBER 2017

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Friday, October 20th - Fishing is just...incredible right now. I've been here 20 years and I've never seen so many people fishing the creek in the fall. From the bridge to the lake in Olcott - you can fish 24 hours a day - if that's your thing. There are people fishing all night long from the bridge to the piers, off some of the docks, along the banks - just a lot of salmon/trout fishing going on.

Burt Dam is still crazy happy good fishing. Yesterday wasn't too jammed down there; today it's getting a little more packed out.

Over at Wilson piers, we hear still a lot of brown action.

Lake fishing is really good if you have a boat - avoid the crowds and do the shoreline or the deep holes in Eighteen Mile. Wherever you go, have fun doing it.

Wednesday, October 18 Ė The salmon run is in full swing here in Olcott. There are just fish everywhere. They are jumping all over the creek, the shoreline, between the piers, and at the dam. One of the guys who lives along the creek said it sounds like bowling balls crashing all day and night long. Itís the salmon jumping and they are loud. They are jumping all over in the pierheads and marina now which means another run is coming in.

There are quite a few looking for brown trout Ė and that would be Wilson piers Ė where that is the hottest for browns.

Olcott shoreline has a lot of steelhead and some salmon. The steelhead are just starting to come in along with the newest salmon run. The weather is about to warm up again, so they may spend a little time goofing off.

The creeks are all crazier with fishermen than fish right now it seems. If you are lucky enough to get a room right now, thatís a good thing. The weather has been so warm, there are even a few charters still working the lake. Iíve never seen lake charters run this late in the season, but they are out there and they are limiting out fast. It would probably be a great weekend to do the shoreline by boat.

There are quite a few at Burt Dam/aka Fishermenís Park having a good old time. They say this is the most fish they have ever seen there. Quite a few others are trying out other creeks to avoid the crowds. Real fishermen are trying out the piers and casting those spoons (that was a joke).

Fishing Ė well, itís just crazy good. Have a great day!

           

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