Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Still Chasing Salmon



Chinook Salmon have become my white whale.  And Yet I am getting VERY discouraged because I am like 0-12 with catching them  in the past two years. Any confidence I had for salmon fishing is now gone or close to gone. 

We went out last week with Sean at 6 am. I have been out with him all the rest of the times in the afternoon. We never caught any in the afternoon so I decided to go with him in the morning. 

We launched at around 630 and it was super cold. I really wasn’t prepared for it but I had to tough it out. 
We set up at one spot, cast out our lines, had coffee and waited. We waited, talked and hung out waiting for a bite and nothing.  We noticed an older Russian gentleman bank fishing and he ended up catching 4 large carps by the time we switched to our second spot. I’m glad somebody was having a good day!

We switched to our second spot and set up at the end of a six boat hog line. We were ready. Reports from the other boats were that nobody had caught any salmon that day. We set out our rods one at a time and while Sean released his second rod, his first one dipped! By the time he rushed to the rod, the bite was gone. It was the most excitement I have seen during my entire time Salmon fishing. Yes I know, that’s sad! 

We finished up the day with no fish and another day skunked while fishing for Salmon. Always good to get out on the water though! 



Total fish: 0

7 comments:

  1. Juan, kind of like my experiences with Steelhead. One fish for 10,000 casts.

    I would rather have small Bluegill pecking at my line
    At least there is some action....................................

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    1. I agree Mel. However it has become a goal of mine to get into my own salmon and it hasn't happened yet! I want one so bad! lol

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  2. Like Mel, my Steelhead is no fish for 40,000 casts. That's why I gave up on them. Salmon, no interest.

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    1. I still need to try for a steelie!

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  3. Keep at it sir, it took me years before I boated a Muskie, and the feeling once you finally accomplish your goal is priceless!

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  4. Not to be a downer, but numbers and size just really don't mean much. Enjoy the experience. Loosen up, you're trying to hard.

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  5. Keep at it, man! You'll eventually get your first salmon, and then it just gets easier from there! Listen to, Howard. He's spot on with his advice above.

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