Saturday, October 13, 2012

Coho on the Carbon

Had an awesome morning on the Carbon River this morning.
Landed two coho on spinners, and my brother landed a nice chromer on eggs under a float.
A little bit of rain while we were on the river, but it was definitely worth it!

I made the spinners I used, which made it quite a bit sweeter. After I read Jed Davis' book last summer, I decided to make my own, and it was nice having it payoff today.

carbon river silver salmon


12 comments:

  1. Nice one bud! I'm heading down tomorrow morning.

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  2. Now thats what i'm talkin about. nice

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  3. at the puyallup yesterday behind the fred meyer caught nothing can you give me directions to where you are and tell me how to make a spinner/ or where to buy them? your fisherman t.j. streets

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    1. I was throwing spinners at every log in slow water up on the carbon. Started up at the hatchery and worked my way down river. It was near river ave that I hooked my fish. I would wait until the river begins receding. Watch the hydro prediction, and when it peaks and starts dropping I would hit the river- except ill be working :)

      As far as spinners go, I followed the book exactly. Google "Jed Davis spinners" and you can find a video showing how to make them

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  4. i am possibly going tomorrow night what should i use

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    1. Well .... If I knew for sure- I'd never get skunked! :)
      The hatchery will be having a lot of fish showing up in the next couple days once the river begins receding, so I would go right to the mouth of voights creek and try everything I could.

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  5. Can you give me directions there and where do you buy those thing to make spinners and can you tell me if the abu garcia reels are good

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    1. Where is the spot in the video with the large cliff/ bank? Is that area down from 116th st? Nice fish bud!!

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    2. dpascal23 sounds right. I'm not familiar enough with the carbon to tell you exactly how to get to that spot, only that i parked at river ave - walked up to the hatchery, and worked my way down river. It was well before where i parked. --
      hope this helps

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    3. i bought all my spinner components from pen-tac.
      I think it was about 200 to make 50 spinners, with lots of parts left over, but no blades, or bodies. YOu probably have to be making about a hundred, and you'd be down around $3 a spinner which is pretty good.

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  6. It looks like he is downstream from the hatchery, about a mile up from the police/fire dept parking lot near the skate/bmx bike park off of Rainer Ln.

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  7. the hole in the vidio is is acroos from picnic table on walking trail and the cliff hole is the below the old bridge pillers have been fishing the carbon for thirty years both good holes.

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