Any Chums in the South Sound yet?

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  1. troutaholic

    troutaholic Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has been out to Kennedy Creek or anywhere in the South Sound. Everything seems to be late this year. Chambers creek is completely devoid of any salmon when last year there were both Coho and Kings present at this time...
     
  2. Michael Dunn

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    Had a big chum up to the boat Saturday at Dalco but wasn't able to get him netted. (my clumsy fault)
    Have heard they are catching some at PT Defiance as well so they are showing.
    Run forcast is down a little from the average this year but not too bad.
    Commercial boys and girls start fishing the south sound week of the 19 for chums so that may/will have some impact.
    They are talking it up pretty good because the price is up quite a bit.
     
  3. Peter Pancho

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    some trickling in small estuaries but nothing like whats gonna happen in last week of Holloween!
     
  4. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    I saw more than I'd expected to at Hood Canal location on Saturday.
    David
     
  5. Robbi K

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    I caught a chum on the west side of the Narrows today. Quite a surprise. Saw a number moving south, within 30 feet of the beach.
     
  6. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    Robbi, welcome to the board. It is great to hear from you. I haven't been out much due to a busy business schedule but look forward to fishing this weekend. I hope to see you out there soon.

    Best regards, Steve
     
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    Steve, Thanks for the welcome. Robbi
     
  8. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Hey hey, another person from University Place. I am not the only one! Welcome, I have not fished the Narrows lately. Should probly get out there and try it out.
     
  9. troutaholic

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    Cool thanks Robbi, that's exactly the data I was looking for. Those chums were probably headed for Purdy or Minter creek hatchery :)
     
  10. troutaholic

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    Yep I've lived in UP for 12 years now. The Narrows can be good this time of the year. In another couple of weeks though the Chum will be in Chico, Kennedy (SW of Olympia) and Minter creeks (opens Nov 1 this year). Good luck!
     
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    Is there a good public access spot for Minter Creek near the mouth of the creek?
     
  12. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    And thanks all again for telling "WHERE TO FISH" so thousands of others can get together and fish together....."Oh, Hi there, Could you please scoot over, your elbows are touching mine".
     
  13. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    "Excuse me, but, just to warn you, I don't think you want to fish very close to me. I'm kind of a wild caster." (Whips line around wildly and carelessly, narrowly missing the intruder's ear).
    "But that's OK, because I fish barbless. The hooks come out real easy.":D
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Except when you sink them in the eye! :D
     
  15. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Do they run through Purdy??? I have not seen anything that could be a chum there. Only a sea run or two.
     
  16. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Chums are super abundant through the south sound, therefore I would be willing to bet any estruary will hold a decent amount of chums. For those willing to look past the beaten path (minter, chico....ect) will probley be rewarded with a few hook ups, thats if there arnt really any snaggers and a few gillnets struin up and down the beach.

    Tom,
    I would think one would have a decent chance of hooking a chum at Purdy due to the fact that there is a large creek that dumps into the spit on the north side of the bridge and Ive seen the creek itself loaded with spawning chums and silvers.
     
  17. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Thanks Jake. I have not heard of anyone mention Purdy when I ask about Chum fishing. Its always the Hood Canal.
     
  18. Copper Jon

    Copper Jon What a Jim!

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    Not exactly secret spots to most that frequent this site but I agree with you. Giving out exact run timing and spots takes the experience of exploration and discovery away. That should be part of the fun of trying to figure out various rivers, estuaries, etc.
     
  19. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    yeh, elbows already touch at the Minter creek snagfest...
    no state secrets have been compromised there.

    :cool:
     
  20. hikepat

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    Secrets on each of those creeks are already given out be the papers when the fish are in so the list does not really give any thing away.
     

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