Case Inlet First Chum Sighting

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  1. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Fished the out-going tide last night.
    Saw one chummy jump next to shore
    and another jump further out. One good
    tug from a Coastal Cutt but nothing
    to hand.

    Dave
     
  2. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    They are pretty much in at Curley creek and the snaggers
     
  3. JayB

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    Christ. Drove by there 7-8 days ago and saw neither fish nor snaggers. Was hoping to have a snagger-free experience in the early stages of the run, but that's probably next to impossible in Kitsap.

    Thinking I may bring along the new waterproof HD minicam this year and, at the very least, amuse myself by posting the footy on youtube and cross posting it to local fishing forums.

    Called them in last year but the WDFW just don't have the manpower to be everywhere at once.

    The only moment of levity came when one of the snaggers at Curley set his snagging rig into a big-buck, the line broke, and his rod-tip whipped straight back into his nose and broke it. Instant karma.
     
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    flyguy99901 New Member

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    This is my first year living in Washington, I live in the Puyallup area. Where is the best place for me to hook up with a chum on my 9wt? Can anyone recommend any fly patterns and sizes as well? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  5. Jonathan Walkenberg

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    Hoodsport on the canal. Small, Sparse & green.
     
  6. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Green is a good color for chums, but you'll catch just as many if not more on black, purple and cerise.
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Chum can be mean and aggressive. I'll add hot pink to Stonefish's list of good colors. When you see them around and they are not biting what your tossing, change up. Once you find it you'll get a workout. Curley Creek was already mentioned. Do a search here on the site and I bet you'll find a few other places. Expect crowds and just wade off to find your own space. Best of luck.
     
  8. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    carbon river for you if you don't want to drive more than 30 minutes from you, or even the green river too. but watch out for tweaker break-ins
     
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    Thanks for the information hopefully I will get some chum.
     
  10. bcrist

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    Chum definitely beginning to show in Case Inlet. Spent the last hour of daylight casting at a couple of schools of waiting period fish from my boat. Tide was very high. Lock jaw. Should begin to improve over the next couple of weeks.
     
  11. rotato

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    yeah i want to go fishing right now but we are in lock down out here on the kp
    armed robbery on a weed house
    100 rounds fired
    it happened close to the game wardens house hmm...
     
  12. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Seems like alot of bad stuff
    happens on the Key Pen.
     
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    Now that would have been a video worth posting!
     
  14. Tony

    Tony Left handed Gemini.

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    Not to burst anyones bubble but I'm pretty sure but I couldbe wrong the fish at curly are silvers, its a little early for chum to start showing up which might explain the lockjaw.
    tony
     
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    I've seen both landed there recently.
     
  16. Jerry Daschofsky

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    It's probably a fluke. I'll back Tony up on this one that it's a tad early. Especially the Minter fish, usually a Thanksgiving fishery. Of course there are a few that come and go before and after. But usually this is silver time of year. But I'm sure it could've been Chum, just an early one or two.
     
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    Last year I talked to a couple of fish and game guys at curly and they were of the opinion that there were very few chum that return to that creek and that most of the fish were silvers, every year I go down there a few times just for the joy of casting to fish I know are there, but without success, although last year I did get a couple of follows, I went last Wed. and was casting to alot of beautifully colored up silvers that at times were all around me but had no interest in anything I was trying to con them into hitting, saw alot of jumpers close up not a one was a chum salmon all silvers some very large amazing fish that would really put up a fight if I could only figure them out.
     
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    There's fish showing at Chico as of today. Couple of schools of a dozen or more fish evident in the shallows from time to time, with the odd fish or two heading upstream.

    The only strikes I saw in a few hours of fishing either by Chico or Blackjack went to guys chucking cut plug herring under bobbers. After tossing the kitchen sink and getting nothing but a tap I may start drifting an epoxy herring pattern 18" under a popper....
     
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    In Case Inlet, the fish I saw Thursday night, definitely Chum. About two weeks ahead of last year's schedule it seems. Most of the creeks out here that have Chum runs start slowly mid October and peak around Halloween. K Creek near Shelton peaks early November. Agree that that they are a little early though and right on the heals of the coho, which were slim pickings this year imo.
     
  20. Go Fish

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    No chummies seen this weekend,
    of course I only left the house once
    on Saturday to run the dog. We had just
    over 2 inches of rain in 24 hours.

    Dave