Minter Creek Reports

Tony

Left handed Gemini.
#31
Park at the hatchery, work your way down as far as you are willing to go, low tide, don't get stuck down low when it comes in, watch out for the mud, very slippery in places with a tendency to suck your shoes right off if not careful, also watch out for the snaggers they tend to get very touchy about their behavior, this is not a place for the faint of heart or people who are easily offended by the total mistreatment of fish.
tony
 

MDL

We work to become, not to acquire.
#34
I was down in Gig harbor yesterday doing some house hunting and visiting relatives. I drove by Minter and did some browsing from the bridge around low tide. Saw a few snagged fish with the anglers woo-hooing about the fight. It wasn't too crowded, not by AK standards, but not my idea of a good time. I also never had a problem with property owners when I fish down there.
Tight lines
 
#35
Well, out of curiosity just took a look at Minter. Gotta say that's some shady looking group out there. A few guys were immediately suspicious when I drove up, acting like I was DFW and trying to cover up their catch. Lotsa other folk looked as though they just got parolled. Probably about 30-40 vehicles out there, guys almost bumping into each other on the creek. Maybe it was the time of day or it being the weekend, but I sure wasn't impressed. :hmmm:
 
#36
I dropped by there today. Lots of nasty fish with guys yelling CROMER. I did have fun watching two snaggers at different times fall into the river/creek up to their necks. Oh karma is there nothing you can't fix. After the carnage I dropped by Docs. Pretty slow.
 

Zach M

Because I floss so hard
#37
the 3 lines you hear the most down there are "oh thats a chromer" or"oh he will smoke up fine" or "are you gunna keep that?" whenever you land a fish. welcome to my hood, the KP
 
#38
Did okay but not great the last few days. Actually got a beautiful pure chrome 9lb Coho on an egg sucking leech ( released). That was kinda unexpected! Also landed about 6 fair hooked chum in the last 3 days. Still not many biters but every now and then one will turn to the fly. Just can't seem to get it dialed in. I think when the crowds die down they might get a little more aggressive. There are still bright chum moving in but not in quite the numbers from last week.
 
#39
Just curious is there still a bunch of chum down there? I am done with finals and im itching to put a slaying on haha. Any info is greatly appreciated. Im also trying to bring a buddy out for his first time at salmon on the fly. Thanks guys
 
#40
mr. bad example was there maybe 5 days ago, their were some fresh chum mixed in with the dieing.As others have noted, bring your sense of humour.I changed flies about 15 times in 3 hours and fair hooked a couple.
 

michaels

Flogging the water, one beach at a time.
#42
Well, I'm no math major, but 30 chum in 3 hours would be:
10 Chum per hour or-
1 Chum every 6 minutes.

So in the six minute span he would have cast, play, land and release each fish, for three hours straight. Not to mention occasionally tying on a new fly since surely one fly wouldn't stand up to the abuse of those canine like teeth.

So...um...yes...entirely possible. You should believe everything you hear. :rofl:
 
#43
Well today was awesome, just as good as black friday. There were fewer fish but still had a ton of fun. I probably landed at least 40 probably more. Even picked out about 5 chromers but only kept one. The bummer of the day was having my 7 weight snap in half on a fish. It broke below the ferrel bawling: It was a 7/8 weight st croix and absolute beautiful rod. I have had it for 6 year now, but oh well hopefully i can get it replaced. All in all it was great just me and my buddy all day long in solitude. I dont even want to know how many we hooked and lost haha. We had many many doubles and crazy chinese fire drills. It was a good trip once again.
 

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#45
Well, I'm no math major, but 30 chum in 3 hours would be:
10 Chum per hour or-
1 Chum every 6 minutes.

So in the six minute span he would have cast, play, land and release each fish, for three hours straight. Not to mention occasionally tying on a new fly since surely one fly wouldn't stand up to the abuse of those canine like teeth.

So...um...yes...entirely possible. You should believe everything you hear. :rofl:
Well hey, maybe he's a Superman Fly Fisher! Apparently LivetoFish landed 40+... although we don't know how long he was out.

Good work.

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