The Chronicle -

By Frank Armendariz
Outdoors columnist 

Early fall rain fires up salmon fishing


September 26, 2019

Frank Armendariz/THE CHRONICLE

Rain last week brought the Siuslaw River up and anglers took to the banks on the lower river. The holes at Davis Slide and Rain Rock rapids are some of the best salmon holes on the lower Siuslaw.

It is late September and at the top of the report is the good salmon fishing that has continued along the coast – in the bays, estuaries and now in many coastal rivers including the Siuslaw River. Salmon have spread to where bank-bound and small-boat anglers can reach them.

In a 48-hour period last week, western parts of Lane County accumulated an average of four inches of rain. Some locations on the west slope of the coast mountains received close to six inches from what was an unusually wet early fall rainstorm.

The Siuslaw River rose to about six feet at the Mapleton gauge, which puts...

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