Saturday, November 20, 2010

November fishing

I've been unable to go fishing the last couple weekends....friends wedding...etc, but i've been taking notes on when, and where people are catching fish on the puyallup. I'm planning on going on Thanksgiving morning, and possibly friday as well. 

Here's what has been happening the month of November. Early November was very spotty because the river level was so high 15-16 feet. Middle of November has been very good when people fish during normal river levels. 

11/11/2010 - puyallupino - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
about 8 guys at 116th. one guy landed a camo chum (about 12 lbs.) i fished that hole and caught one too (possibly the same one).
11/13/2010 - chummer - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
Fished the sewer treatment plant in sumner...killedem down there went 12 for 15 there are in thick hit it again corkies and 10ft leader 
11/14/2010 - ur-chummer - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
We killem today best day I've seen since the silvers and a couple months ago when there was slivers and kings runnin got 2 bright chum today before the engines started there nets and trust I mean chromers with sealice

11/15/2010 - Bootstrap Ron - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
Bootstrap here with a fine outing behind Safeway - 4 chums on green corkies and yarn. some stinky jelly anchovy is the ticket. Bootstrap out! 

11/16/2010 - FishFever - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
Fished the Puke under 5th st bridge water was high and visibility low no fish...maybe next time 

11/16/2010 - offthehook - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
fished puyallup at clarks creek fished about one hour nothing river completely blown out running 10,000cfm

11/17/2010 - Engine dat could - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
Water high dirty. me and my broskey chilled out by Mamas. Tribal netting today and will be all week I heard. Guess we gotta hit up Minter with all the other great fisherpeoples. No chums rolling or seen all morning. only thing I reeled in was my corky. 

11/18/2010 - hookem good - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
Water high fishin was good went 3 for 6 on bright was about 1lbs the other about 17 or 18...the bright ones smoke up good  

11/19/2010 - FishFever - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
Went fishing in the Puke behind Fred Meyer killed em went 7 for 10 on some chromers kept my limit 

11/19/2010 - killedem - Puyallup RiverPierce CountyWA
Can't believe it only one at this spot and just killedem went home with my limit of chromes again

What does this mean?

If the river level is anywhere near 10,000, or 14-16 feet, the river is way too blown out. 
On the 20th of nov. the level is at 13 ft., so anywhere under 14, the river can be fished, but i think i'll be down more in the clarks creek, or fred meyer locations, becuase i've been to the mama's location, and at that level, the river is somewhat un-fishable there.


  1. Just some additional information on the Puyallup Tribe's netting schedule.

    "Engine dat could" heard incorrectly, according to the tribal schedule, the net fishery on the river on the river will remain open through noon Wednesday (Nov 24).

    Puyallup tribal fisheries information is available at the hotline: 253-845-7747.

    Nice blog by the way.

    South Sound information officer, NWIFC

  2. Thank you very much. Do they actually release their schedule....I havn't been able to find it on any searches I've done?