With cooler night time temps, salmon have been moving to shallower water to feed and stage before moving into the tributaries for spawning. These shallow water salmon offer a great battle on a medium action noodle rod.
Glow in the dark spoons such as Moonshine or Little Cleo spoons, just to name a few are very effective this time of year Fishing off the pier this time of year can be feast or famine.
Keep in mind a long handled net can be a necessity depending on what pier or shoreline you are fishing. Creek mouths and piers offer a higher percentage area for staging prespawn salmon.