Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mixed reports...and netting begins this weekend

Still pretty mixed reports this week. I've seen a couple Jacks pulled in, and one King, but not a lot of action yet at all.

Netting begins this Sunday, so the lower half of the river (below Freeman Rd.) will be closed to fishing. The netting is allowed from the white river, all the way to the mouth. So even if you're at 5th st., Freddy's, or somewhere in that vicinity, the boats probably will be coming thru.

Anytime you see CLOSED on the (when will fish arrive page), it's only in reference to the lower half of the river. It's only six days of closures, and the last one is Sept 11th.

Good luck to everyone... hopefully more fish will show up by the weekend!

13 comments:

  1. Fished by Fred's about 4 hrs this morning by the bridge, I had no luck but saw one silver caught upstream from me..saw one roller also

    ReplyDelete
  2. I heard its only a sunday 12 hr netting form the hotline. Is that true.

    Flying Hawaiian

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. that is what the net line is currently saying...the time is tbd....they are calling it a 12hr openner. probably a test fishery to determine if there is enough fish.

      Number:253-845-7747

      Delete
  3. update : they updated it a few minuets ago...6 am to 6pm aug 26...Sunday. "test fishery"

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anyone experienced with using ball weights for drift fishing? I use either pencil lead or slinkies, but have noticed some fishermen using a ball style weight..note a poster in I.F.'s Todays Fishing Report using a 1 ounce ball weight..I fished today and started with about 1/2 ounce lead and was dragging the bottom not tapping, and cut it down to 1/4 ounce eventually (I have a gram/ounce scale, highly recommend getting one) ... got a nice tap tap with the 1/4 ounce..
    SO the question is: is using a heavier ball weight kind of a hybrid between drift fishing and plunking? I would think one would have to be using rod twitch to keep a 1 oz ball moving along the bottom given current river conditions..
    Any enlightenment appreciated, great board here!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I use cannonballs ranging from 1/8 oz to 3 oz... To me they seem to have a better bounce. Right now 1/4 oz does the trick where I've been cuz its pretty calm, but I know a few places you'd need a 1oz at right now just because of the current. I prefer cannonballs, but pencil lead is cheap and can do pretty much the same thing..

      IF, have you ever considered adding a forum to the site? Just a thought.

      Delete
    2. Thanks 253, will have to try them. Do you use a slider with the ball weight or attach it to a swivel?

      Delete
    3. You can. I use a 3 way swivel and clasp the end to a cannonball. I've seen people slide the cannon ball on the main leader line using a basic snap swivel (too much wear and tear on the main line, IMHO). Like the others, I go back and forth with pencil and cannonball. I have lighter pencil for slow currents.

      Flying

      Delete
    4. Great info... I use the pencil lead, but this sounds good.

      I'm in the middle of setting up a forum to make this easier.....thanks for the suggestion 253

      Delete
    5. Lemme know if you need help with designing the forums. I have experience in this and have all the time in the world.

      Delete
  5. I take two snap swivels and clamp one to the second loop(the one the clamp is attached to) of the other swivel and snap my cannonball onto the loose clamp and this allows it to spin freely like a 3 way swivel. And no problem Ignorant, I figure with all the posts lately this might as well be a forum LOL...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks 253 and all for the info on ball weights, will try them..great board and info here IF and much appreciated.. a forum would be awesome.
      Gonna give it a shot tomorrow, good luck to all!

      Delete
    2. http://puyallupriverforum.blogspot.com/

      Delete