It is amazing to see how different methods work on the same fish. Slow and close trolling would have never entered my mind for coho. On the other hand trolling in general is hard for me. These late season ocean fish seem a lot harder to fool than the July to mid August fish. Probably fewer of them though.
We finished up with almost all top water, cast flies at Neah Bay at the end of August. Fish finally came in on the beach which made the trips much more plesant with a bit of cover from the weather. Great memories of fish coming sideways from 90% to the fly with fantastic back-out-of-the-water hits. Learned a lot this year but so much more to understand.
Drove out to Neah Bay last night to bring back the trailer. Note to anyone going to Sikeu. Take highway 101 and turn at Sappho. The coast road is out somewhere around Silver King. Cost us an hour and a half yeaterday. Got in at 2 AM but really slept well.