Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Puyallup River Fishing Regulations

Looking to be on the river this weekend for some excellent fishing. The lower river sounds like it's loaded with chum.
Anywhere from mama stortini's down river is shaping up nice.

As of December the rules on the Puyallup are changed...check this out..

Good luck

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Where to fish on the Puyallup river

Posted Saturday Morning
Not able to make it down to the river this weekend, but I know where and when I'd go, if I was able!

Not looking to make a surge of people all going to one place at the same time, but if you email me, I think I can give you a pretty good shot of getting into some nice chum either this afternoon, or Sunday morn..... 

Looking forward to getting back into some nice fish, but if I can't fish...i'm hoping to at least hear some good success stories!


Posted Sunday Night
Hey! looks like there's a couple lucky ones! Nice fish from 253 & Flying Hawaiian. Glad I was able to bothered me knowing there would be fish there, and not being able to hook into 'em, but this is the next best thing for sure! Hope to see you on the river soon!

Fish ON!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Puyallup River netting chum salmon

This video was sent to me by F.H.  -- thank you
This is down across from Clark's Creek....a yearly setup area where all the boats come & unload their catch.

Check out the river level predictions! From what I've experienced, the river won't be even close to fishable until late friday morning.....quite a storm!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lost a silver! Lost a chum!

Good fishing today, but nothing to bring home. First tried up at 116th....saw one silver lost, and not too many signs of anything else.

Headed down to the lower river, where my brother lost a nice silver, and I lost a 10-12 lb chum!
AAHHH! Anyway, good to have fish on the end of my line,  and didn't get rained (or snowed) on!
I was up about 100-150 ft from clarks creek. Both of us were using corkies & yarn.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Beautiful fish

This was caught by Flying Hawaiian last night in the lower river....beautiful fish!
Looking to hook into a few myself this weekend.

Good luck fishing.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Done with silvers...onto the chum

Went up to 116th st. this morning, and saw a couple silvers rolling, but couldn't get any biters!
I think it's this sudden temperature drop this morning.....anyway, there are still silvers in the upper river, and I think they'll be in good numbers up till next weekend, but I'm going to move down lower for the chum.
The chum have been in the river for about a week and a half now, and I'm expecting the next couple weeks to be pretty hot......lots of catch & release, and maybe a couple smokers. Chum aren't in the deep pools like silvers....they're more in the 2-4 ft. of water, and they'll hit spinners, corkies, spoons, get the idea.  The most common color used is green, but pink works great too.

Good luck fishing!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Puyallup River Chum Salmon

Have had enough questions about chum salmon, so thought I'd make a post.

Chum salmon are a blast to catch. Their size alone makes it a good fight. The average chum that comes out of the Puyallup will be in the 8-12lb range, but I've heard reports of a 29lb er from someone who's lived on the river for years. It seems they're in the shallower water compared to the silvers which are looking for deep pools. I've seen chum hooked about a foot from the bank in 3.5 foot water.

I use 15lb mainline, and 10lb leader....yes....I'll probaly lose a couple fish to snapped line, but to me it's much funner than just horsin' 'em in.

If you fish in the lower river right now, you'll have a good chance of getting either chum, or silver.....although it seems most of the silvers are mid to upper river by now. Give it another week or so, and the lower river will be packed with chum......

Send me pics of your catch, and I'll post 'em on the reports page.

Good luck to all.

12 lb chum on the puyallup 2010

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Puyallup river silver salmon

So...about a month ago, a reader e-mailed me pics of a couple silvers he'd caught in about 30 minutes....he'd used eggs, while everyone else was using corkies & yarn, and spinners.
I though I'd give it a try.... No :( I had't been saving eggs during the pink fact, I'd given quite a few away, because I had no intention of drifting eggs.

So off to sportco I go. What! NO EGGS! I couldn't find eggs anywhere ( i tried - BELIEVE ME!), so I finally ended up ordering online from Really had no hope of it working, but thought I'd give it a go this morning.....

I used 5 foot leader because the water was soooo clear; casted up river, and a the end of my drift felt a good little tug....set the hook.....yeah! fish on!

You might get a chuckle out of this other brother had "the big one on" about an hour before I hooked can tell I was pretty excited :-)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Puyallup River netting for chum salmon

The Puyallup opens on Sunday, at noon, for netting of chum salmon. Here's a link provided by one of the readers of last year netting of the chum.   Thanks Emmett.

I'll still be trying up river this weekend, because I'm still wanting more silvers, and it'll give the lower river a chance to fill up with chum.

Good luck fishing this weekend.