Went over to Algoma on Sunday to try the Salmon run. Very warm conditions. Started off in the Algoma Marina Harbor about 1930 and fished until 0130 without a single bite. One rod had Marshmello’s and the other Spawn Sacks. A couple of guys in the corner (above the culvert) caught one good looking Coho.
Monday- Went up to the Damn to see conditions Very little water output. Only a few in the river, which was trickeling.
Went to Washington Street- TOO MANY PEOPLE. I saw one guy get a fish on and the other anglers (sitting 5 feet away) did not even bother pull in their lines. Could not fish around people like that. Guess he was having some success with Spawn Sacks.
Decided to just sit it out in Algoma Harbor. Got back their around 0900 and it was already sunny and warm.The company was good, but fishing very slow. Had one almost take the rod over the rail; it so hard. Set the hook and played it for 3 seconds and it turned and then nothing. I reeled in to find it broke a single hook on the #4 Treble. Too bad, would’ve been a good fish (and only one). We fished all day and sat out the sideways rain until 0300 with no other bites. You could see them, but they had no interest in Spawn Sacks.
Tuesday- Awoke at 0500 and ran over to Kewaunee (footbridge). Same situation, warm and sunny. After drowning my spawn sack for 4 hours with no action, I decided to hipboot my way accross the river to check a pocket. I saw some big ones in there, but they were not interested in my little cleo and was heading back when a guy talking to my dad said my rod was clicking; he went to grab it and it shot into the water. Luckily my father neglected his dry situation and jumped into to save my St. Croix. Dad; you get an atta boy. I had to get back home by Tuesday afternoon. So we got the big SKUNK
I would love any input on suggestions with going up a better time or advice on picking these critters off. Thanks to all and good fishing.