Saturday, August 28, 2010

Next trip

Just getting back in town from vacation. The Puyallup is closed for the next couple days, but the weather & hydrograph looks like they're lining up for good conditions next Friday or Saturday....I'm going to tie leaders, & get things ready while watching the Seahawks game, because this week of work is going to be extremely busy, & I want to be ready to go, when the fish are ready to bite!

New Mainline

So....this is the new mainline I finally decided on. It's supposed to be excellent for casting, & super strong. I asked one the guys at Sportco, & he showed me this line's diameter is comparable to most other line's 10lb test product. So I should be able get a nice far cast without throwing out my back.
I use a bright green/yellow line so I can see my line through-out the entire drift. - just like the book says.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

next tip

I'm going to start casting in a more accurate pattern.

I'll do either 1 foot intervals in a 9 foot square area, or two foot interval depending on water clarity.

Tips after re-reading

Just finished re-reading STEELHEAD & SALMON Drift-Fishing Secrets, while on vacation. Here's a couple new- "old" things I'm going to implement .

The length of my leader has been too long for the most part. Of course, when combat fishing, my leader length will reach all the way to six feet.

For the most part though, my leader length is going to be closer to the 2-3 foot range because I'm typically fishing while the water is muddy & that means the fisher move closer to the bottom.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


In suncadia for the week. It'll give time for the fish to come in. It's supposed to rain twice while we're out of town.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Went thursday night to white river area. No feast to speak of...ha..ha...To early in the fish in the river. Only heard of one report of someone with a small silver on. I'm going to wait until the beginning of Sept. Hasn't rained in about three weeks. Reading the reports, it sounds like it's just starting to pick up in point defiance. I don't think this means i'll never go this early in the year, but only if it's been raining enought to bring the fish in.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Thursday night looks like a go!

It looks like the river level will be falling or maintaining on thursday night. If the river level is rising, or has just leveled out, according to the book, the fish are "put off the bite." So that's why i"m posting a hydrograph image of the river level everytime i go.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Last year -- 2009

started out by catching tons of pinks then......

10-3-09/8.5 lb hooknose silver /full/ 29.83 / 6.1 ft leader/pink corkie & yarn/dbl. hook / showed up at six -- 15 min too early -- high tide at 5:03 am  caught around 7:00 / at peak of hydro

10-9-09/ skunked/ 60% /29.84/ don't go during low tide!/ high tide at 8:11/ started getting bites at 6:30 first two hours no water / hydro holding steady -low

10-11-09/ 6.5 lb hooknose silver/ 41% / 29.73 / 7.5 ft leader/ pink corkie & yarn/ dbl. hook/ hightide 12:27 pm/ caught at 3:00 / 9.61 & falling/ hydro falling

10-17-09/ falling 29.58/ 1% of new moon/
skunked/ water had just risen,  was beginning to rise again / fish were offf bite.


10-31-09/ rising 29-30/ full moon/ skunked --didn't fish much because water level was so high./ looked at hydro & thought water was falling, but when i got home, it had been changed & was rising & leveling out. water was at 15-16 ft.! Next time wait until water level is between 10-11.5

11-4-09 chum barley started coming into lower river according to reports

11-15-09 went to new location with john to test out...only for an hour...hydro had bottomed out & was rising....don't go while flow is rising!!! saw seal   no fish

11-21-09 went to mouth of carbon & mcmillin fish

on 11-18 -09 reports about people catching chum on carbon

11-28-09 fish for chum in carbon & puyallup --hydro graph great....don't go in november--if going in november or mainly early decem....go to clark creek

Friday, August 13, 2010

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