chico creek

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  1. jimmyz

    jimmyz Member

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    I went to chico creek on monday. A few schools of chums came in the afternoon on the change of tide. there where a lot of gears guys throwing right into the schools of fish so i crossed the creek and waited to my left was a school of fish coming my way with my egg sucking leech in hand i waited until the fish where close i throw my fly in front of the fish and let my fly sink down on a dead drift fish on. i repeated my presentation by throwing in front of schools and ended catching 3 chums.
     
  2. Peter Pancho

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    3 chums nice. all the way from bothell, man thats a long ways for chum dude!
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Chum have a strong cult following.
     
  4. ten80

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    Caught my first chum there dead-drifting/swinging chartreuse, shrimpy-looking flies at the mouth of the creek and got another fish on the slow strip out in the salt flats.
     
  5. Blktailhunter

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    4 for 9 this afternoon. A fun day

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  6. miyawaki

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    Now that's a bright chum especially for Chico
     
  7. Peter Pancho

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    nice, did you keep to smoke? Man, I'm sure this heavy rain tonight will bring them in by the hords!
     
  8. mtskibum16

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    Blktail, what were you using for flies/presentation? How crowded was it out there?
     
  9. PfleugerPhister

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    50 cars there yesterday. Hordes of dirties and the game wardens that love them. Didn't even fish
     
  10. mtskibum16

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    That's too bad. Maybe I'll try to get my boat out there this weekend.
     
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    Nice fish! I stopped by there today just to check it out. Looked about the same as Pfleuger mentioned... lots of people. In the 20 minutes I was there I saw a few fish hooked. I'm thinking about heading out there tomorrow after work and trying to hook some SRCs in the flats (with the added potential of hooking a chum on my 6 wt). Any chance there will be some cutts around there or is it all chum?
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Mostly a chum game, but not totally a chum game. Good luck.
     
  13. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

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    Hittin chico this afternoon for the outgoing tide hope to see some of ya out there and slay some dogs.
     
  14. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    It's not worth it until the rain hits.
     
  15. mtskibum16

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    Well I guess I should have read this before I left today! Lots of fish, no bites for me today. A handful of fish brought in over the 4 hours I was there. I tried chartreuse, pink, purple, slow, fast, dead-drift, jiggy, etc, etc. No love. It was cool to watch all the big fish all around though. Not too many people considering, but the crowds started showing up around 1.
     
  16. kylesw

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    Made it out there for a couple hours from 3:30 to 5:30. Same deal, lots of fish, a few landed but no hits for me.
     
  17. Peter Pancho

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    rain rain we need rain!
     
  18. Ed Call

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    Rain is coming. Try it after dark sometime. A bit of glow in the dark in your sparse flies. HOLD ON.
     
  19. jimmyz

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    yes i smoked it the chum it turned out ok
     
  20. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

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    So that's legal there mumbles? I did that at Minter a couple years ago but then they closed it for night fishing. Not a bad idea! Plus then no one can see my terrible casting! :rofl: