The mouth of Chester Creek is the site of one of several projects in this watershed aimed at improving life for silver salmon
and city residents.
The mainstem and Middle Fork of the Eel hold wild and hatchery Chinook salmon, silver salmon
, and steelhead.
We also fish for silver salmon
come mid-July to September 5.
Red backs were exposed as the Coho or silver salmon
We stood then with limp arms beside the traffic jam of silver salmon
and watched the urgent swell of life coming from the sea to spawn in the 10,000-year-old waters weeping from the melting Bering Glacier eight miles upstream on the Tsiu River.
Coho, or silver salmon
have white gums; a threatened species in California, coho are unlawful to keep.
November into March, you can watch spawning king salmon, silver salmon
, and steelhead leaping the fish ladder into the state-of-the-art hatchery here.
IT was a bright silver salmon
which at first glance looked every inch the perfect January tay springer as it was slipped into the net.
LeBlanc, master fly tier Bill Wilbur, New England Fly Tiers president Don Soar, Dick Conroy and Govan Baird hooked coolers full of silver salmon
between 10 and 20 pounds and sockeye salmon between 5 and 12 pounds.
Coho have always dominated the harvest by sport fishermen along the Oregon Coast, but only 276,000 of the silver salmon
are expected to return to Oregon waters in 2008.
When fishing for grayling on the river Dee in North Wales in late November I saw an unbelievable number of silver salmon
cavorting in pools - wonderful news.
Ken Hanley covers species (chum salmon, rockfish, striped bass, lingeod, and silver salmon
, to name a few); fishing locations (over 80) in Washington, Oregon, California, and northern Baja; fly patterns with recipes and fishing techniques; and tips on equipment, reading the water, tides and moon phases, and field references for travelers.