Friday, October 21, 2011

Fish ON!!!!

Phew....It looks like they're on their way in. Hooked this nice hen this afternoon in the lower Puyallup a bit up river from Freddy's, on a #4 blue fox (pink).

Hit it so hard, I thought my lure hit bottom.
I'm going to stay home tomorrow, cause it looks like the river is shooting strait up with this rain, but I'll give it a go on Sunday.

Puyallup coho Oct 21st 2011





puyallup Silver salmon on the grill


31 comments:

  1. Congrats nice bright fish! I have a couple of blue foxes will have to give them a try. Didn't get out today but planning on getting out alot this week if there are fish.

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  2. It was super bright which I hope means more fish are on their way.

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  3. Nice fish, mine was changing color. I was wondering how do you keep the blue fox and other spinners from hitting the notion and getting snagged?

    Thanks

    -Flying Hawaiian ( not fly fishing)

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  4. I was casting up at about two o'clock, letting it sink for a brief second, then slowly reeling in.

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  5. Nice fish to say the least!

    My son and I are trying to learn how to work lures so I hope you can answer a few questions for me to help with the learning curve.

    Were you using any weight with the blue fox or just by itself?

    Any scent or anything like that?

    How fast were you retrieving it?

    How long were you out on the river?

    How deep do you think the river was where you were and how deep do you think your blue fox was when it was hit?

    Thanks for the great reports... please keep 'em coming.

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  6. Nice one I.F.!!! I was also on the Puyallup yesterday with my wife just down river from you Im guessing. Got a couple strikes but nothing on shore. MAN I have the SAME DAMN spinner and was using it yesterday also...lol. Thanks for all the work you do putting up videos and posting in the forums. I check it daily. See you on the river.

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  7. Correction...we were up river a spot or two from ya. :)

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  8. Glad to hear other reports of fish....that means more for all of us. Hope you have better luck this weekend.

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  9. okay anonymous... here's the whole story. This is the first time I've been serious about casting lures on a river in about 15 years.

    I wasn't using any weight with the blue fox. I had dumped a little anise scent on it, and rubbed it up the first foot of the line. I use invisible line while casting lures, so all I had was a swivel, then my lure.

    I had been on the river for a bout an hour, when I decided to walk downriver & try a new spot. I saw three logs, or trunks out in the river, & figured it would be a good place for salmon to be holding...two on the opposite shore, and one about 12 feet form the bank i was walking on.

    I waded out into the river & began casting to the far shore, when i heard a fish jump upriver from me by the log i had passed by.
    I slowly backed out of the river, walked up river, & cast beyond the log.

    My first two casts...nothing, and on the third cast, I decided to slow it down a little. I cast at about 2 o'clock, & let it drift downriver while retrieving I was reeling slowly enough, that initially, I though I had hit bottom. The water was bout 4-5 feet deep, and I know this lure is meant to run about that deep.

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  10. Awesome fish IF! Ima try to hit the lower near the 76 station today. I'll let you guys know how it goes as usual

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  11. @253caster, that is one of the areas that I go to.
    Since we all like fishing we should all or some of us try to go around the same time.
    I plan on going to 76 tomorrow then up river.

    -Flying Hawaiian

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  12. @Flying Hawaiian Yeah I would like to get a little more down river to that sand/rock bar past the bridge and try that spot out, but idk where to park! I am down to meet up though, but I usually go pretty early in the morning. What time you plannin on bein there tomorrow?

    I gave it a go for about an hour and a half today without any results again, I thought I MAYBE had a hit.. Water is a little cloudier and a good 1/2 foot higher than its been, also LOTS of leafs floating down.

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  13. Just got back from the Puyallup river. Was up river about a half mile past the Fred Myers for around 3 or 4 hours with not even a strike. One guy had a nice looking 6lb (or so) Silver that he caught before I got there. Left there and scouted out a really nice spot up river from there about 3 or 4 miles. Still no luck unless you count catching 2 leafs at once! :P

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  14. we went down today and saw 2 caught. my friend caught a 10lb hen and it was really bright silver. lost 2 vibrax today but i went and picked up a 6 more hahaha. tight linez!!!

    -DP

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  15. @253, I will be there at 0615 (76 gas at grass parking lot). I drive a white toyota with tool box. We can check that area and go up or down river. I know the area where IF caught the coho. there are two sand like bar areas we can hit.

    -Flying Hawaiian

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  16. Wow. Thanks for all the reports. I can't wait to hit the river tomorrow afternoon.
    Good luck to 253 & flyin Hawaiian - Limit out!
    Hearing about fish showing up in the lower areas is awesome.

    I'm going to try drifting eggs tomorrow. Two foot leader. I'll let you know how it goes - I've never drifted eggs before.


    Good luck to everyone

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  17. Thanks IF. I'll see you there at the ass crack of dawn flying hawaiian. I'll be in a white Honda accord.

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  18. If anyone sends me pics, I'll be sure to post 'em.
    ignorantfisherman@me.com

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  19. Hey guys went with 253, the river is brown and high. Usually where it's at my calf it was up to the bank (chest high) and moving fast with trees big trees going down stream. We went across the soccer fields, no action. Then to 5th street bridge high waters no action. Went to check mama stortini's, where the combat fishing was, it's under water.

    Flying Hawaiian

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  20. Yeah waters pretty bad right now, im not sure if the fish can even see your rig in that swift muddy water.. It movin pretty fast. As Hawaiian said tho, no action today. Heard some reports from other fishermen of silvers being caught tho

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  21. I dipped my bright pink lure into the water about an inch, and it totally disappeared. I can't believe how much it rose in just 48 hours!

    It looks like tuesday, & wednesday the river should be back down to fishable levels, and i'm hoping it greens out again.

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  22. went out there today and the water was way high. just went back down to see the status and the levels should be back to normal by tomorrow afternoon. water went down about 2 ft since this morning.....

    -DP

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  23. That was my thinking IF, due to sunny days tomorrow and Tuesday. The carbon was bad too.

    -Flying Hawaiian

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  24. Looks like the water levels were at a peak of about 15 feet yesterday when Hawaiian & I were out fishing. Its dropped about 2 feet and by late tomorrow evening and it looks it will be another 2 feet or so lower so im hoping it will clear up a little. My girl and I just got accepted into the Riverside Park Apartments right on the river by Momma Stortinis so I will probably fish there(Puyallup/white river fork) the rest of the week. Going out tomorrow around 230

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  25. Lucky you -
    I'd love to hear how that area fishes....i've seen it, looks beautiful, but have never been serious about fishing it so far....a little bit longer of a drive for me.

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  26. Same here guys...went down to the 76 station to check it out around 11 and couldn't find anywhere to get in the water. I tried one spot and sunk to my chest wader front pocket and I was hugging the bank!!! Very dangerous. Went to the 5th B. spot and had about 3 feet of bank to fish from...water went down a couple inch's while I was there. Went to 115th from there still with no luck, also like I.F. said visibility was about 2 to 3 inch's max. I may go down to 5th this afternoon to have a look. Good luck fellas.

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  27. It's actually my favorite spot to fish Ignorant, the river bottlenecks the fish perfectly in certain areas. That's where I caught the 5# silver at, I'll let you guys know how it is today.

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  28. I.F.:
    Thanks for the tips on the blue fox. We'll give it a try on the green river the next time we go. No sense coming to Puyallup until we know there are fish there.

    My son and I didn't get out this weekend. We attended a memorial service for a young man killed in a car wreck last week. I hate going to funerals for kids... just breaks my heart.

    I figured the rivers would be bad with all of the rain so it doesn't look like we missed anything. Maybe this week will be better.

    Hug your kids everyone and tell them how much you love 'em... you just never know when the lord will call for them.

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  29. Fished the 5th street bridge all alone from 4:30 pm to 6pm, water is high fast and dirty-did not see any fish or get any strikes. I tried the standard corkie / yarn setup. Stopped by a few other spots, saw a few fisherman at the confluence of white and puyallup, don,t know how they were doing.

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  30. Giving it a try in the a.m., supposed to be cold tonight and hoping it freezes up in the higher elevations and the river comes back into shape by morning.
    Have been checking the links to river flow and forecasts that I.F. has so generously provided us thanks you are a Fisherman but hardly Ignorant, much appreciated!
    Gonna try by Fred.

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  31. Good luck on the green river. I talked to a guy today who said the chum are starting to make their way into the lower green.....never fished it myself, but it sounds like a good river.

    Thanks anonymous. I guess it's gonna take another day before the color in the puyallup gets back to what that nice green - I hope.

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