Case Inlet First Chum Sighting

Go Fish

Language, its a virus
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.



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


Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
Green is a good color for chums, but you'll catch just as many if not more on black, purple and cerise.

Ed Call

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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.
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
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.


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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...


Left handed Gemini.
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.

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