- Feb 18, 2009
- Beaverton, Oregon
So after discussing it with my better half we've decided that the next Sunday with nice weather and a convenient tide we want to go try poke poling! Found out she has some real tall bamboo at her parents house and we're free to cut some of it, so if you want to come and don't have a pole we got you set. Since it's our first time we are thinking we might try it on the inside of Barview jetty. I'm sure we'd have better luck on the outside but don't feel like getting swept away by a wave while trying to learn. Yes we'll be waring life vests. For those who are wondering poke poling is a form of fishing where you take a long pole (10-15ft) ties some strong line to it with a couple hooks spaced about 4-6 inches apart. Then you go out on the rocks I believe at low tide and jam it down into the holes in the rocks. Rockfish are very territorial and will strike the bare hooks just for them being in there personal bubble. You don't really fight the fish you just kinda yank em straight up out of the water. When I get back from fishing with GDBrown I'll find some youtube videos and try to post them. Or you can do a search on here for poke poling as there has been at least one thread on it with some videos. Love to have some company out there if any of you are interested.