After work trips this week out of Chinook Landing. No hits, runs or errors yet. Plan to run up to Reed tomorrow after work and see if I can make it happen up there.
Very ******* thing he did!!Fished Sunday at the deadline. Had a solid day, missed three, got three (one chinook, two coho), including one that came while I was cooking burgers for the team. I charged Mike with guarding the burgers so the dogs wouldn't eat them, Amy reeled in the coho, we bonked it, and went back to preparing the burgers. 45 and 60 on the counter was working.
After we ate, we turned downriver. At the very bottom of the pack, we were literally the lowest boat, I started my turn, and was out towards the center of the channel, and the next lowest boat, about 30 yards away, hooked a big chinook. It took off on a big run, and went under our boat. It got all four of our lines. I told the crew to free spool, and we orbited as he got his fish, which was easily 25 lbs, maybe 30. We all cheered, it was a beast.
We stayed close while he separated our gear. Rather than cut his line and give the mess to us, after we cooperated in getting his fish, he cut every piece of my four rigs, and gave back most, not all of the pieces. Thanks, Mr. FishRite, I can afford more sinkers. I didn't want to re-rig four rods, so we called it a day. Still a good day with good friends.
Thankfully it was a Coho so we don’t have to go through the Tule protocol….😅Got my Dad into a 7 lb chromer Coho after work at the I-5 trestle. Marked a TON of fish between the trestle and the white anchor bouy trolling downhill. Waited for our rods to bury and nothing. Swapped out spinner and Kokanee cut plug (pink and copper) with bloody garlic tuna, turned around and trolled uphill. Bam! 16 oz. 37 ft.
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I was going to try this morning solo but turned around after seeing the wind. My Arima is a pain to steer into the wind....will be out tomorrow though.Wind forecast this morning for the Dead Zone was 6 knots. I'm here to tell you it was understated. I road the rollers early morning until one bite and one fish in the box. Looks like the nets will go in zones 4 and 5 tomorrow night..
Fished Reed on Monday evening for a couple of hours. Saw about 8 caught and had marks all over the screen. I just couldn't get anything to bite. Went further up river yesterday evening and went 2 for 4 one of them being lost to a sealion.After work trips this week out of Chinook Landing. No hits, runs or errors yet. Plan to run up to Reed tomorrow after work and see if I can make it happen up there.
One pic to get folks excited for the re-opener. My nephew’s first. I had to hold the rod and it took him two hands on the power-handle but he reeled it all the way to zero on the counter!
I’m headed for the woods, but I’m sure a pile of fish will get caught this weekend.
Release the dark and large spotted ones. If it’s questionable, it’s not worth getting the season shut down again!