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  • Thursday, November 19, 2009

    'Tweeners

    DA ONES IN BETWEEN
    Summer Run & Winter Run
    salmon, steelhead, cutthroat
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    .. There's a host of less well known streams in southern coastal Oregon that provide exceptional fishing between the last of the Summer run fish and the first of the Winter run fish.
    .. When local residents are asked about the catching possibilities, a response, (with just a small - nearly undetectable smirk,) is offered, that directs visitors to the Chetco, Umpqua, Rogue, and Elk rivers. They seldom mention the Coquille River.
    .. We won't say much either -- BUT -- The South Fork of the Coquille River hosts a "whisper run" of interesting fish. We're inclined to be suspicious about the lack of conversation surrounding a river of this size, in this geographic setting.
    .. With our interest piqued, we're off to investigate the possibility that there is still a place where neither elbows nor egos get in the way of winter fishing.
    .. Prognosis HERE and HERE. And, of course there's just a bit of controversy surrounding the fishery too. After all the Coquille River System is the third largest in Oregon. We'll let you know.
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