Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Too Many Fish?

    I was down at the river a couple of days ago, and I noticed something.  I couldn't keep the fish off of my line.  No matter what about every third cast I hooked a pink.  Are there too many fish in the river right now?

NOT A CHANCE!  I had an absolute blast fishing with my dad, grandpa, aunt, and my grandpa's cousin.  All of us were catching fish left and right, and in three short hours we all had our limits.  Since we only had one stringer however, my dad decided it would be a good idea to carry all of the fish with one arm back to the truck.  Dad is a strong guy, but 20 fish that weigh 4-5 lbs each?  That's too many fish for one man to carry.  He made it all the way back to the truck though, somehow.  I will have a picture or two to upload tomorrow, it's too late now and I am practically falling asleep as I write this, good night all and good luck on the water!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The River was on fire today!

   Today my friend Chris and I went to the Puyallup River.  We started fishing at a leisurely 10:30 and fished for approximately five hours.  Each of us hooked into a dozen or so fish, and after losing most of them, and foul hooking some, we were left with two fish to take with us.

Two chrome bright pink salmon!  We both had a blast and everyone down there was catching fish, it seems like the run is finally picking up!  I heard that most of the run is still north of the mouth though, so there will be many more fish to come! Happy fishing everyone!

All Tied Up!

    Alright I'm all tied up and ready to go in the morning!  I'm going to the Puyallup again with my good friend Chris and we are going to slay some pinks, and if we are lucky maybe even get into a king or two!  Everyone keeps preaching about black yarn and black corkys with glitter on them.  While I agree that black is the most visible color in the water, I do not think that it is the most appetizing one for a salmon to look at.      
    It's more about how your gear drifts after the cast, hook size and corky size need to go hand in hand.  You want your hook to be just off the bottom while your lead is bouncing along the bottom, this way you are more likely to put the hook into the salmon's mouth rather than into it's tail.  Also, play with leader length and adjust it to what you like, not to what you see everyone else doing (though you might pay close attention to those few fishermen who are slamming salmon while everyone else stands there and casts.  I keep my leaders under three feet, use a small corky and adjust my weight to the current.  There are so many dimensions to fishing that a lot of people simply don't look into, and that is why they don't catch fish or lose most of them.

-Keep Fishing-

Friday, August 16, 2013

Meat in the Pot!

    Today my dad and I went fishing on the Puyallup River.  There was a strange fog down on the river, and the weather was cloudy with a slight drizzle.  After an hour or so the rain quit and we successfully landed two pinks!  The run hasn't really gotten going yet, but I know in another week or so the river will be teeming with fish!  Happy angling everyone!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Salmon Fishing

    I hit the river for the first time this season last thursday, and came up empty.  We only saw two fish caught all afternoon, and I think that it was due to the lack of rain we've had this summer.  The Puyallup river is known for it's big pink salmon run every other year, and while I did see a few roll it was nothing compared to what I'm used to seeing down there.  I will give it another week and go try again, and hopefully I will have something to show for it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I practiced my roll cast today again in the yard, and I am improving alot.  Some hula hoops provided some good targets for me, and I am hitting them fairly consistantly from 30 feet away.  I had a lot of help from the guide that I bought and from the guys at  They were very helpful in explaining the harsh details of casting for me. 

I am looking forward to trying my newfound skills on the water and hopefully landing a few nice bows.  Wish me luck and I'll see you all on the water!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy new year everyone!!  I hope 2012 is a great year for you.  My new years resolution is to learn fly fishing once and for all.  I have always wanted to learn to fly fish properly, and I already have a nice fly rod. 

I've purchased a guide that has some really great info, and I'll let you know of my progress soon. Here is a link to the guide, I hope it can help some of you too!!