Friday, October 19, 2012

High River!

The river looks to be out of shape for the next two days or so. I've never found a good spot while the hydro is reading over 12.5 ft. I'll probably do some recon, and throw a few spinners, although i think this muddy water will make it near impossible for a fish to see it! I'ver heard black, and gold spinners can work in water like this, so I'll give that a shot.

The next run of silvers should be coming into the lower river here over the next 10 days, but they don't hold down low as long as the first run in Aug-Sept. The rain over the next month usually causes them to get to the carbon a lot sooner.


Puyallup River at Puyallup

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  1. I think your b run has come in all ready was on lower carbon wed ev when the water was dropping from first rain and have never seen so many silvers the small shoots and tail outs were boiling with fish it looked like the humpies were in that many fish was hoping to fish yesterday but was blown out again hopefuly sun or mon when river is fishable again there are still a few fish aroud. try using real-timewater data instead of noaa i think its a better site if u dont already. good fishen.

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  2. Fished with a guy today who hit 4 Nice fish. Started at soccer fields, blue gate, and then 115th. Started at 7:00 am. He used something called a hot shot and a diver to guide hot shot across river to the hole. Braided line as the equipment gets expensive. I missed my fish with corkie and yarn but he did quite well. He used a rod holder.

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    1. Wow..what an idea. That would have been something to see.
      Curious. We're any hits in the lower down by the soccer fields, and did the fish look fresh?
      I checked out the carbon, just to see what I looked like, but it was totally blown out, so I casted about twenty five minutes, and called it a day.

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    2. It was interesting to watch how this was done. It takes a little patients as it's an art to get the side piler to cross the river. He let out approx. 30-40 yards out to guide it across to the hole. The Strikes were super aggressive which was cool to see. The Hot Shot reminded me of a kwick

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  3. Looks interesting
    http://www.hotshotguide.com/503%20Northwest%20Rigs.pdf


    I.F. I did the same as you last year, carbon blown out, try a few casts.

    FH

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  4. I.F. Yes he landed one down by the soccer fields. A nice jack. He also had a jack Nook. All fish were still bright and fish from 115th St. Still had sea lice which blew me away. I was reading a post from the guru Phil from the Hump, and he stated when we go long stretches without rain and then receive rain..these fish can travel 15-20 miles in a day. I think I also read that somewhere on this blog as well.

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    1. Awesome! That's great to hear. What I've noticed over the last couple years keeping a pretty detailed journal is this. The fish come in with the big tides, with a couple week lull between the a and b runs, but the b run shoots up river so much faster, because the rain causes the river to rise, making ink it much easier for them to travel up river. The hatchery numbers from week to week increase dramatically with a substantial rain fall during the week. I've made a chart of each week, all the way back to 2004 and its amazing how accurate it works. Glad to hear about the jacks, because they always proceeded the adults into the river........

      Don't want to start a big debate, but the b-run is a reality.

      Thanks for the post

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  5. IF: I've noticed when making a post the box that you write in freezes and will not allow you to finish typing. Not sure if you have had any reports of this. It has happened three times while trying to post this. I'm using an iPad.

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    1. i know --- not sure how to fix this....when i use my ipad, it's the same thing

      I'll work on it - thanks

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  6. The River was fast today and only seen two fish surface at 128th from 4-6pm. No bites and no fish landed. I herd the same for the carbon. Hoping there is still fish that will be moving in? Seems like the ones that are still in the river are on a mission and are moving long distances quickly. Spawn & Die.

    Has anyone checked how the hatcheries are doing after the rain on the Yallup?
    T.D.

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    1. Real time water data.

      http://waterdata.usgs.gov/WA/nwis/current/?type=flow

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  7. Good info on real time flow and height.

    B run is a reality, high/fast water allow the fish to move.

    I noticed last year a bunch of chum in the carbon after the big rain.

    FH.

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