Case Inlet First Chum Sighting

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  1. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  2. Tony

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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....
     
  4. bcrist

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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.
     
  5. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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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
     
  6. Jim Riggins

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    Chum's---Ed are you planning the epic trip now, let me know. Do I need a green card to fish up north coming from SW Wa.? Give me some lead time, I'm picking up Bob as well. JR
     
  7. Ed Call

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    I cannot speak of that which I do not know. Not sure I've ever read "chum" and "epic" in the same sentence before, but I like those ugly monsters. Run timing is always important, but it seems that weather, and potentially dozens more variables that I'm not bright enough to know about, may have altered the expected or traditional run times on lots of fish. I'll try to make a scouting trip or two.
     
  8. Blktailhunter

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    Checked out Chico yesterday. There are a few showing in the bay. Very few. Didn't see any that would have been fishable from shore. Maybe in a couple more weeks.
     
  9. rotato

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    1500 chums caught in a test seine near kingston
    gig harbor boats fish monday
    hope there are some left for us
     
  10. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    rotato,
    Do you have a link to that info?
    Thanks,
    SF
     
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    I saw them netting two days ago south of Jeffs head and on the east side of BI. One was pulling his nets off of Yeomalt Point and it sure held a lot of fish. There is little wonder why I drew a blank. I was sooo pissed. Between the Indian nets and the commercial seiners there are no fish left for anyone else. I'm burning over this...
     
  12. rotato

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    Stonefish
    the info i got was from the fisherman that performed the test seine
    he docks his boat next to the one i am working on
    there is a wide body delta already anchored on the grounds
    they are jonesing hard in the harbor
    west pass madness come monday
     
  13. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Got it...Thanks!
     
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    Mostly chums at curly right now, hardly any silvers this year. Chums run in case inlet during mid to late october
     
  15. Go Fish

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    If they are running in Case Inlet it ain't happening yet.
    Saw two fish jump all weekend....more cutties out there
    than chums at this point.

    Dave