2012 Chum thread

Bagman

Active Member
Ya see Nick this is how you. Matt not only put me in Check but them Mate with two in one trip but one that far gone. All joke aside. I was really supprized at the 10 or so dads showing there sons the fine art of fouling a Chum. Then there was the 4 teens running up and down the middle of creek seeing if the could catch one with there hands. There's no way that I would have taught my son how to break the law like this. Where do these people come from? I'm sure the WDFW knows this sort of thing is going on? Why don't they go to these spots and tag some of these guys. Hell I got a $99 fine because I forgot to put my pass from my rear view mirror. It was on my dash facing up. I was in the wrong so I will pay the fine, but tell me just what harm to anything did I do compared to the people fouling the Chum and taking them home?


quote="Matthew Kaphan, post: 775007, member: 18505"]Fished on Wednesday and foul hooked TWO dead chum, one that was rotting. The hook came out with a hunk of foul smelling rotting flesh on it. But I did land a live one successfully.

Matthew[/quote]
 
Got out for my first chum experience today, and I have to agree with Bagman--the Ugly Stick brigade seems to have made an art of snag chum, dragging them up in the mud, stepping on them while they remove the hook, and then kicking them back into the water. Bunch of chumps.

On another note, it was a lot of fun to get out on the water. No dogs for me (except a nearly dead one that got my leader to line loop connection stuck in its teeth momentarily). Crazy to stand out in the water and have fish rushing you from every direction.

gonna have to get back at it and see if I can find one.

Jason
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
Ya see Nick this is how you. Matt not only put me in Check but them Mate with two in one trip but one that far gone. All joke aside. I was really supprized at the 10 or so dads showing there sons the fine art of fouling a Chum. Then there was the 4 teens running up and down the middle of creek seeing if the could catch one with there hands. There's no way that I would have taught my son how to break the law like this. Where do these people come from? I'm sure the WDFW knows this sort of thing is going on? Why don't they go to these spots and tag some of these guys. Hell I got a $99 fine because I forgot to put my pass from my rear view mirror. It was on my dash facing up. I was in the wrong so I will pay the fine, but tell me just what harm to anything did I do compared to the people fouling the Chum and taking them home?


quote="Matthew Kaphan, post: 775007, member: 18505"]Fished on Wednesday and foul hooked TWO dead chum, one that was rotting. The hook came out with a hunk of foul smelling rotting flesh on it. But I did land a live one successfully.

Matthew
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Yeah, and can you imagine, they call that fishing!!!? And they teach their kids that....
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
The 10' leader crowd was in fine form on the river today.
Wahoo hooksets at the end of every cast.
Those chums fight pretty good when hooked everywhere besides the mouth and reeled in using line heavy enough to block out the sun.
What a bunch of losers.
 

Bagman

Active Member
I had heard people talk about nervous water. Having never seen it before I was not really sure what to look for. I was standing in knee deep or more water late yesterday. Like Jason said fish coming at me from all directions. I'm slowly striping in my line and I look to my right, and there is a wave like 6 or 8 inches high coming at me. I strip in as fast as I can and cast to this thought to be school of Chum. The waves backed off and up pops a SeaLion with a head as big as a basket ball. I watched as he did this 4 or 5 times. I guess he was chasing Chum into the low water. Having only fished these waters for 3 months I have seen a lot. Coho are such a joy to carch i can only wait to hook one of the other Salmon. I just cant believe how some people treat these greatest of resources. Can't wait to hook into an Orca I swear I will crap myself. I would also like to think you guys that have stepped up and offered help to an old man just trying to have some fun. I have already grown to love these fish called Salmon. I'm still going to try and catch a late season Coho. I'm hoping a 3 or 4 inch Sand Lance will do the job. Thanks for all you help on the Chum. I did not enjoy what I saw a Chico Creek yesterday. To me it was a lot like throwing rocks at Bald Eagles.
 
Awfully dead this morning. Very few fish around. And to top it off I got back to the truck I found that I lost both the rubber soled cleats for my korkers chrome boots. Damn mud
 
Wow they popped off in the mud? I'd contact them for replacement because that doesn't seem right. Were there jumpers out further or just dead? It was pretty dead yesterday morning. Might have been the tide though.
 
It was deader than dead. Very, very few jumpers.

I'm planning on at least emailing them but I'm not super hopeful. Need to remember to double check them when I'm heading out
 

Bagman

Active Member
Not really knowing a lot about Salmon so I'm not sure this pertains to them, but is some type of fish a change in the weather like we are getting will slow them down for a few days. Maybe there looking for two more Chum to have a three Dog night?
 
It was deader than dead. Very, very few jumpers.

I'm planning on at least emailing them but I'm not super hopeful. Need to remember to double check them when I'm heading out
Dang. Do you have the old style korkers, or the newer ones? I know the older ones suck. The mud pulled the felt off of half of my boot sole yesterday--made it really hard to walk around out there, because it was like having a rudder on my feet.
 

Bagman

Active Member
Jason that's the same Question I was going to ask. I have a brand new pair by that I mean less then a month old. I was talking to a guy in the Poulsbo fly shop the other day. He said he picked up a pair when the first came out and the soles kept comming off on them. I'm hoping they fixed that. $149.00 is a lot to drop on a pair of boots that the soles fall off and you can't even dance in them