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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2023, 02:07:43 PM »
Summer chinook are fantastic, but they aren't spring quality.  It makes sense, they stop eating when they come in and essentially breed at the same time, so those that come in earlier need to have more fat to survive longer in the river.  May or may not be scientifically correct, but that's what I always thought.

That is pretty much scientifically correct. Hence earlier in the year better the quality. Summers are a really close second in my opinion to springers but much larger.

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2023, 11:14:47 AM »
Good luck to those fishing through the end of the lower river season! My group decided to bag our planned trip Sat through Tues due to poor weather and equally poor catch rates. Though it seems a few fish have been caught lately it's just not worth the coin to sit in the sloppy cold wind and rain. Tight lines out there!
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2023, 07:14:26 PM »
Cozy warm cabin on my boat and still ain't worth the effort.

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2023, 07:59:23 PM »
We could just wait until the water and weather warms up a little and peak of run is coming up- oyeah nevermind the pricks will shut it down before that happens what a joke
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2023, 08:05:59 PM »
Going after them starting the third :tup:
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2023, 06:23:30 AM »
Still looking for my first of the year, trip #5 coming up!

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2023, 06:44:24 AM »


That is pretty much scientifically correct. Hence earlier in the year better the quality. Summers are a really close second in my opinion to springers but much larger.
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Much much larger!!!
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2023, 09:49:31 AM »
 Thatís a stud. Congrats👍😉🥃🇺🇸
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2023, 02:21:49 PM »
Dang that's a nice fish!!!

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2023, 04:18:09 PM »
Eighteen lbs.  Willamette River

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2023, 05:16:21 PM »
Wow! Nice fish!

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2023, 08:24:09 AM »


That is pretty much scientifically correct. Hence earlier in the year better the quality. Summers are a really close second in my opinion to springers but much larger.

Much much larger!!!
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For me springers average about 11#, summers 18#, fall 14#. Fall fish have the widest size difference some are 8 some are 25. The spring and summers seem more consistent.

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2023, 06:31:44 PM »
Made it out today. Water was calm and 3í vis. Marked some fish, not many. There were more sealions in the river than salmon on my graph :puke: Going for more tomorrow :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2023, 06:56:52 PM »
Managed to scratch out a couple below Cathlamet on Saturday but we definitely worked for em

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2023, 07:11:36 PM »
Good to hear👍
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