2012 Chum thread

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jason Rolfe, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Saw plenty of chums tonight but couldn't find any players. Sure is fun when. They are jumping all around you
     
  2. FlyinFish

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    Wow, that must be one hell of a sight to see. Awesome.
     
  3. daveypetey

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    I'm off tomorrow if anyone wants to show me the ropes somwhere...
     
  4. Gil Levy

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    Other than combat fishing at Chico and Hoodsport, where can you find fish?
     
  5. Nick Clayton

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    Answering questions like this on the web is exactly how those combat fisheries are created

     
  6. daveypetey

    daveypetey Active Member

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    I sure hope some one will be nice enough to at least send him a hint via PM. A lot of great guys shared some places with me that made for a wonderful first coho fall in Seattle. If I knew I would let you in on at least a general area.
     
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  7. mtskibum16

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    There are a number of well known places to pick up chum in the Puget Sound and Hood Canal. The two most popular were already listed but there are plenty more. A quick search should find a good list of them. He already listed places that will provide good chum fishing and that's why they're crowded - they have good fishing. People aren't usually willing to give up their favorite off the radar haunts.
     
  8. Nick Clayton

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    There is a big difference between coming here and asking for pointers as a new guy, and coming here asking for secret spots. If all he wanted was a chance at a chum or two I would gladly point him in the direction of the places he named. But he made it clear that he knew where to catch them bit was hoping someone would point him towards a more secluded, lesser known spot. Well that's just not going to happen.

    Start like all the rest of us....find some well known places and pound them hard. Get some maps, get familiar with Google earth, establish a network of other fishy friends...it'll start to come together. If you're looking for a hand out you're probably barking up the wrong tree


     
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  9. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Hey Gil,

    I'm sure no one will give up spots. As Nick said, no one wants their spot to become one of those combat zones. Since I can see you're new to the board, I'll say a better question to ask would be what types of water or areas to look for. A lot of people have mentioned estuaries already. I'd guess that one could look for rivers that have good Chum runs, and then either fish those estuaries or maybe smaller estuaries nearby.
     
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  10. Nick Clayton

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    And in pops Jason showing us all how a good attitude and asking the right type of questions can go a long way for someone learning this game. .

    Jason is one of us who is trying to learn all this and he has gone about it exactly right. I'd highly suggest you search out the posts he has started lately and get an idea of how this forum can be used to great benefit.
     
  11. mtskibum16

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    Plus combat zones can be pretty funny sometimes!
     
  12. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Only saw a few cars and anglers at Hoodsport as I drove by Wednesday afternoon. Tide was high as I drove down the Canal, and it looked like nothing was happening at any of the other spots that I checked.
    Floated a Grays Harbor trib for Coho on Thurs. Had 5 Coho hookups on spinners (one was just a grab and a couple of full body thrashes, and not a good hook-up), but they all got off. My fishing partner had similar luck. Great fishing, but lousy catching. (Except for a nice searun cutt that I C&R'd, using my 6 wt, and another that my buddy caught on a Coho jig and released).
    One angler we spoke with had released a Chum.
     
  13. I'll give up a spot as a freebie for all the noobies: Minter Creek. Its just stuffed full of them, Go get em!
     
  14. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Minter Creek is awesome. It is the only place I've ever seen anyone fishing with a motorcycle helmet on.
     
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  15. mtskibum16

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    ^haha I was going to say....lots of fish, but it makes Chico look uncrowded!