Monday, December 24, 2012

Fishing the Puyallup 2012

It's been a good year on the Puyallup/Carbon River in 2012. The following video is pictures from the Puyallup River Fishing Forum. The Puyallup closes with the coming of the new year.

August of 2013 will begin a couple months of mayhem, as the pink salmon return in masses to the river system.

Good luck to all who continue to fish the other great rivers in Washington State. I will be posting updates about the 2013 season predictions, and "how-to" videos on occasion.

Thanks for visiting,
Ignorant Fisherman

Saturday, December 22, 2012

One last Coho

Decided to give it one last shot way upriver. I know the steelhead are far and few between, but I'll still give it a shot every year.
Didn't have any luck with Steelies, but I did catch & release this coho on a #3 brass/black spinner I made.

carbon coho

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chum Run is OVER

Stopped by the river first thing this morning. Went 0/3, but it think they were all like the fish I saw about a foot from shore ---Black, and beat up. I think I may have been ripping right thru the mouth.

If you're going to try for the last of the bright ones, there's no point in wading out. The fish are right up against shore.

I did see one big jumper, and I'm assuming it was fresh, but they're far and few between right now.

Good luck--


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Clear river, and runnin' close

The water level dropping over the last week has cleared up the river quite a bit. The chum are running anywhere from 2-15 ft from shore, so theres no need to wade out. It's more an issue of finding a spot to cast.

Don't know how much longer we'll se bright fish coming in, but they were there this week if you can filter thru the dark ones.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Congratulations T.J.!

Congratulations T.J.

T.J. is 12yrs old, and has e-mailed a couple times. He just landed his first Puyallup River Salmon this afternoon.
I've never seen a prettier fish!

Great JOB!


SLowing down

C&R'd a couple nice chum this morning, but it's definitely slowing down from a couple weeks ago. Don't get me wrong, there's still a lot of fish, but it's a little farther & fewer between, especially with the netting being from Sunday at noon - Wed, at noon.