Re: Kalama River
I also have been fishing the Kalama alot. This is the first year I have started really bank fishing it though. I usually use my drift boat. I have had nobody to go with me though so I have been banking it a lot more. I would say that the fishing is good but not worth all of the chaos. With the water this low the fish are very spookey. I would try fishing high at the canyon maybe the painted rock. It is low up there but the fish seem to stack up. I would try bobber and shrimp or egg or jig plain or tipped with prawn or shrimp but it will probably yield nothing with so much pressure on the river and pretty much everyone firing that exact combination. Try going a little bit smaller and use different things such as plugs, spoons, flies, I think that a wee wart or something similar to it with the right coloring casting from the bank would catch fish. I have had some pretty good success doing this when the fish are spooked. Also, try a small clump of eggs, parwn, shrimp or any combination of them above blue maribaou with white, blue, pink, or red head draw eyes on your jig head with a sharpie. To rig this just simply make an egg loop with a hook that is consistent to witch bait you will be using and then trail a jig about 2-4 inches below it. This is a killer and will entice almost any steelie or springer. My favorite bait to use is a red prawn meat with a white headed blue maribaou with red eyes. This will catch fish.