OnTheFly said:It is really something to see tons of huge salmon bellying from pool to pool over just inches of water. These are called Tule 'tooly' chinook and the streams are realitively close to the mouth of the Columbia. The bulk of the run happens in September but the creek is closed then. The end of the line, or hatchery, is not far upstream and they get all the eggs needed. This fishery is NOT a sport fishery it's more like "I need some meet for my smoker" fishery. And that depends on if you get one that's not too dark. It can get a little gross in there also because these fish have only days left to live and some die and rot on the bank before they make it up to the holding tanks.
Troutier Bassier said:My dads rod. He rarely lets me use it. He let me use it this time cause I was complaining abot Drifting with a Baitcast.
Troutier Bassier said:It was a Deal. a Big Deal. A Backlash Deal.
THE JEFF said:Come on give the kid a break, it doesn't sound to me like he is doing any thing wrong. I was on that creek today and caught several fish and saw many other legaly and eathicly caught. I also saw some of the worst illegal and unsportmanlike activaty ever. I saw people fishing with bare treble hooks, people fishing 45 minutes before legal time.I even saw a person chaseing an ugly soreback casting in front of it. The cops were called and nothing came of it that I saw. I was disgusted. Where I was fishing was all good for about the first hour and a half. We were not tangleing up most of the fish were biters and not foul hooked. Then we were over run. Huge masses of recent immigrants that can't read fishing regulations invaded. And I mean large groups of them with no regard for our laws or courtesy for other fishermen complete with hords of children that stand behind you so you can't cast. They kept every fish no matter how gross they were,gutted them right on the bank and just threw the eggs in the creek. I have fished there once or twice a year for quite a while and I have endured some crowded situations but never have I seen a mess like this. Something needs to be done about this like a full time cop (that is bilingual) to write tickets all day. They could make enough money to fund the hatchery no problem. Im sorry but I was just repulsed by the awefull behaviour of these guests in our great state. I can't believe this is allowed to go on.I left and found a less crowed spot to fish. The whole thing made me sad.
fishgriller said:ya those big creek nooks are pretty big my bro went out last year and caught a 53 LB'er
fishgriller said:like i said earlier my bro caught a 53-54 LBer out of there and it was a rougue
and her fillets were beautiful and bright