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