Saturday, October 08, 2005


First Salmon trip outside of Alaska in over 20 years! I had fished a bit of salmon in Canada a long time ago, but this was definitley something new.

Amazing but finally I went slamon fishing in the area. The Quinault River is know for its runs of salmon and Steelhead. I went out with a guest with the help of Frank who also works for the nation in the timber side. I had gone with Frank before and he definitely knows the river.

The rains had muddied up the river a bit but you could tell the fish were in the river. We started by throwing vibrax spinners in sizes 5 and 6. My guest Jim had the hot hands landing a King, a steelhead, and at least 5 nice cohos. His hot lure was a size 5 vibrax with silver blade and orange body. I managed a king and a silver during the trip. I also impressed everyone by not catching fish but catching 2 spinners and another salmon bait rig. At least I must have been near the bottom fishing which is where you need to be.

Given the number of fish we saw rolling and the number of commercial caught salmon being caught in the lower river, the action should have been better. But for a half day trip, it's hard to say that our total of 2 kings, 8 or 9 cohos, and a nice steelhead was anything but a great trip. We only kept enough to use fresh or to turn into lox.

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Quit Smoking said...

Hello fellow fisherman,

Did you know that 16% of the U.S. population goes fishing at least 16 days a year?

Did you also know that over 75% of the nations fishermen do not fish during "prime time"; fish feeding hours?

Those precious few moments before twilight can be absolutely magical. Even up until 11pm at night, the largest predators of any species feed ravenously.

Don't believe me? Check out Daniel Eggertsen's story, and a picture of a couple of his catches here : "Evening Secrets plus more"

I want you to do me a favor and try it out so I can see what you think of it, and if it works for you as well as it did for me.

You will be one of the first to try it out.

Gone Fishin',

Neil

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Anonymous said...

Rudy-San,

See Previous Post. Whats your schedule looking like for July?

Sean and I just procured a 21ft. Rogue Stalker for the Kenai. Your attendance is requested, if time permits.

I also got my chaining event in NY late July. Your attendance request via mail is forthcoming.

What do Brutus, Casius and Big John have in common?

We are all King Slayers....

Be Safe

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