Almost as stuffed as the cutthroat are?
Well… I know that I am still quite uncomfortable after eating enough for about 10 people at my in-laws last night. That washed down a pretty incredible weekend of great fishing and good laughs on the water.
What’s happening out there? Let me tell you, There are giant swarms of chum fry from about Alderbrook Resort on Hood Canal, north all the way up to the bridge. The wind might be a little brutal at times, but the fishing is anything but that…
A few tips for the coming weeks!
Here’s a few things we learned throughout the week that might make your efforts a bit more successful.
- If you see bait that is infact being blown up by fish, start slow and end fast on the retrieve. Just speed up as you go. The fish are not having to work hard to eat the bait, so starting slow might be the ticket to keep you in the zone. However ending fast triggers the attack reflexes of these predacious trout.
- Keep looking for the eddied water. If the tide is going from right to left but the water close to the shoreline is doing the opposite… The bait is going to get washed into those spots. This is a sure sign that if you are in an area that has both chum fry and cutthroat trout, you are going to be in the feeding zone.
- lengthen your leader and make good cast. If you are flailing on the water with your false cast, you are going to spook the predators out of your bait. It’s just as simple as that.
Those are a few tips to hopefully help you out in the next few weeks of this chum fry season! Good luck out there and I hope you are attempting to have as much fun as we are!
Dates Dates Dates!
We have a handful of open dates coming up in the next couple of weeks!
April 26th, 29th, May 1st, May 7th, 8th and 12th. Summer time is coming and the weather forecast is improving. Get your dates now to ensure you have em!