Ok guys, think Thanksgiving for Minter. So you're close to the good runs coming in. I used to drool over the fish for years being the UPS driver out on KPN. But I'll tell you from what I learned years ago when they first opened it up for chum fishing. They wanted the chums out. And I've noticed each year the runs got less and less. It is a small pit, and LOTS of private property. So be careful where you step. Chums are a hearty fish, so doubt they'll eradicate them completely. But know when they first opened it they did it in October. Problem, tons of silvers there at that time too. Lots of guys trying to bonk silvers, why the opener switched to Nov 1st. But know I'd PURPOSELY volunteer to work the day after Thanksgiving (that Friday is a paid holiday for UPS drivers, but we have a special air run at OT pay) so I could fish Minter on my lunch break. I wanted fresh chums for the smoker, and I'd always catch at least 1 or 2 chromers (or near chromers) around that time in my hour lunch. But would catch a couple ugly ones too. Key is to fish the incoming tide, at least half way through. DO NOT fish it at low tide!!!! That's where the freak fest comes out, and the snaggers chase fish. Purely disgusting. Funny how I was confronted by a person who was a member of one of these boards (I do believe he had an account here too), said chum didn't bite, and gave me a hard time for using my fly rod. Caught 1 on a dry right in front of him with another board member from here nearby. Was great. But I didn't need to actually see them, just fished spots I knew they'd be. Caught more then the rest (and mine weren't snagged). It's a great fishery if you just want to put fish on the bank, but it's not my cup of tea. It's literally a hatchery hole, which is where the worst of the worst go, since they know they can shoot ducks in a barrel. Why I bypass the same type holes up on the Satsop, Bogie, Hump, and a few other rivers I know that hatchery holes exist.