Spring Has Started – Fishing Report
Holy smokes, This weekend was a blast! Spring Has Started! Thanks to those who came out and joined in on the fun! Last week we had great fishing, and found most of our fish on Shrimp and Sculpin patterns, we were going strong… Then it started to go down hill…
First, we had a last minute cancelation of our entire weekend! Not an awesome move. However, occasionally things happen, and we have a super awesome client base that was able to help me out and fill in the dates! Thanks so much for your support guys!
Next, on Thursday, we went to wash down the motor and our water pump went down… Again, our weekend was in shambles! We called around, got the parts and were back up and running for Saturday morning. We unfortunately had to cancel our Friday and move some things around. But we managed to salvage the weekend! Timing could not of been better!
The Flood Gates Are Open- Spring Has Started!
Saturday morning we headed into one of our favorite spots. The weather couldn’t of been more pleasant. However, our typical spring spots were just feeling empty. We hunted for a bit, and eventually caught on to what was happening. The fish were super podded up on small schools of chum fry. Once we found the small pods of bait, the fish were absolutely frenzied and quick. We managed a really good day, with lulls and then fast moments of brilliance.
All day Saturday we just felt like it was ALMOST perfect fishing conditions… We were absolutely right. Sunday morning we rewarded for our game plan… Chum Fry were kicking up and we stayed in the bait and the fish all day. At high tide we pushed real close to the creek mouths and we could see the bait being pushed out by the current of the outgoing tide. Right onto a buffet line of savagely feeding cutthroat trout. Forget about professionalism for a minute. When you drop three fish on one retrieve and still land one… The fishing is god damn bananas.
Check out our Tips and Tricks post to see some tricks to taking advantage of the Chum Fry hatch!
We started early, and stayed late, jumping from one spot to another hunting chum fry. The spots we didn’t find them we could tell the fish were pushed into the creek mouths. In some instances up in the flats of the estuary that we couldn’t get to with the tide, we could see fish hammering chum fry in the deep pools.
If I were to describe the fishing in one word…
Spring has started and we are stoked! Lets Get some fishing in!
The weather report has some clouds and light rain in the next 10 days, however the temps will stay in the 50s and be pretty typical early spring weather. Spring has started! I can’t imagine starting the spring off any other way!
Dates! We have some Dates!
Come on out tomorrow March 6th, I am open to a half day! From there we have Friday March 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, and 18th open. We look forward to sharing the water with you! Chum fry traditionally last till May, however the most exciting time to find them is as they are first dumping out of the creeks! It’s like a treasure hunt, and you can potentially strike it rich!