Maybe Leland or some of you who fish Silvers a lot can answer this. This year on the hood canal I have found what Leland mentions to be true. Only small pods of fish and rarely feeding near the surface. Here one moment and gone the next. Tons of bait around from an hour before light to an hour after sun comes up. In other years I could count on Coho feeding what seemed like hours and right up till it was time for them to enter the rivers.
This year what fish are here from what the gear guys say are sitting tight to the bottom and will only take jigs bounced of the bottom. The gear guys are not picking up fish trolling at all. This year they just don't seem to want to feed at all like in other years.
Could the drought have anything to do with it?