It's always great to wake up (I slept in today
...), look at the board and see a thought-provoking post from the "House Biologist!"
I have also been fascinated by the variety and quantity of food items found in Puget Sound coho this season but my "findings" might be skewed by this season's sample size!
To date -and I haven't wet a line in September- nearly twenty coho have graced the fishbox, each and every one with a different meal plan!
Talk about opportunistic feeders... Squid, euphasid shrimp, smelt, chinook smolt, pink (or humpy) fry and yes, herring have all popped out on the coho on my cleaning table!
Now Smalma, I've got a question for you: After a summer of chinook plugged with candlefish, have you ever observed coho feeding on this food item? If so, wouldn't this indicate bottom or deeper water foraging coho?