Many anglers are fishing the Umpqua River since only Chinook salmon of 24-inches in length or longer are legal to keep in the ocean.
Last week, Chinooks rarely entered the catch, but seem to be more in evidence this week.
Many sport anglers have resorted to casting spinners from the bank and their catch has been almost 100 percent coho salmon.
Boat anglers, especially river guides, have brrn doing well from Marker 15 up to the Elk Viewing Area. Many of the Chinooks are being caught in the vicinity of Reedsport.