Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cherry salmon, Agnevo River, Sakhalin Island

Agnevo River is 66 km long. It is a mountainous stream, flowing into the Tatar Strait on the west coast of the Sakhalin Island. Mid June is the best time to fish for fresh bright cherry salmon. This "6th species of Pacific salmon" is spawning in the rivers of Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Hokkaido, and in the streams of the Sea of Japan - from Korea to the Amur River mouth.
In the lower reaches Agnevo River flows through rocky canyon
Most of the river is shallow; the bottom structures are formed by boulders or bedrock
Running cherry salmon will stop in deeper places with some current Some holding water look suitable for Atlantic salmon 0r steelhead
Cherry salmon of the same length is heavier than any other salmon species
The fish is often ignoring spinning lures, and biting mostly little dark wet flies
Cherry salmon parr spend from 1 to 3 years in fresh water. Smolts migrate downstream in the first part of summer. Both parr and smolts are eagerly biting different flies.

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