Any Chum at Minter Creek, Chambers Creek, or Chico Creek

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#5
I've never heard of Chambers, time to break out my maps. I have a friend that swears by Minter Creek, but I've never fished there. This year I should make it that way. Chico is close to work, so I stop there every now and then. I think there has been a thread or two about Chico action, some days more anglers than fish, but there are a few here and there.
 

Jake Bannon

nymphs for steelhead....
#6
Mumbles,

If you plan to go to Minter I would advise knowledge of a little foreighn language (perferably Russian), a hard helmit, safty glasses, and a bullet proof vest might come in handy for when people set the hook so hard their pencil lead comes flying out of the water. At lower tides its an elbow to elbow fishery of snagging and flossing chums in a creek that is 25ft wide and has hundreds of chum that are literally stacked in the "holes" the size of bathtubs.

However at higher tides its a little more ethical due to the fact there is a lot more water and the fish are way more spread out.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#7
Jake my friend, thanks for the advice. I have found a way of carving my own space, I practiced it with great success on the Skok, flail fly casting a heavy fly past a few guys heads and they will give up some of that precious space. I happen to like wandering out in a local estuary away from the masses, maybe there are less fish where I'm standing compared to the other guys, but I'm there to fish, not to put food on the table. That allows me the luxury of working on my feeble skills.
 

Ringlee

Doesn't care how you fish Moderator
#8
The minter run is usually later. Opens November 1st. I go out with my cellphone and WDFW enforcement on speed dial when I venture out there.

Truly a sad sight to see what those fish go through there!!!
 
#9
funny I busted a guy at Minter with spinning gear with a 10lb silver last year Oct, he thought I was the game warden, I was wearing my Simms Loden color fleece jacket and asking detailed questions on his fishing, I was just curious. He took off like a rocket, WITH the fish! Hahaha.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#11
Everyone needs to go to Minter at least once for a true flyfishing experience.........
No! I refuse to go there! So there!:p

The Quilcene a couple of years ago (last time I fished there) was bad enough. I hear this is worse. I never enjoy those crowded scenes. I know places I can go with fewer people. Usually fewer fish around, too, but I hate crowds and run the other way.
 

tim beez

beach maggot
#13
Mumbles,

If you plan to go to Minter I would advise knowledge of a little foreighn language (perferably Russian), a hard helmit, safty glasses, and a bullet proof vest might come in handy for when people set the hook so hard their pencil lead comes flying out of the water. At lower tides its an elbow to elbow fishery of snagging and flossing chums in a creek that is 25ft wide and has hundreds of chum that are literally stacked in the "holes" the size of bathtubs.

However at higher tides its a little more ethical due to the fact there is a lot more water and the fish are way more spread out.
do they eat the chums?
 

Tom Johnston

Been around a while
#14
Chambers doesn't get many Chum. I fish the estuary and creek quite a bit and there's much better places in the South Sound for chum :)
I hear its the largest run of native chum in the Puget Sound. I heard a guy talk about Chambers Creek, he is a spokes person for the salmon/steelhead habitat for Chambers. He stats that its the largest run.
 
#15
Minter is in full swing Nov 15-27....I would rather spend my time on the
Allyn shoreline if I'm going that way...there is room to cast, and fellow flyfisherman that actually have some etiquette(sp?). Minter is such a small muddy place. You can catch the bite in Allyn usually Nov 12 or so...it's actually very productive for about 10 days as the fish take to the hatchery creek or Sherwood at the other end of the bay...