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Re: Help me catch a chum salmon
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2019, 05:52:52 AM »
We used to slay the Chum on the Vedder River up in BC

One of my favorites!


One of the reasons itís good is because coho and kings are in the river as well.  The Canadians are all after them.  The chum hang in different water.  The Canadians will all look at you like you have lost your mind.    Whereas in Washington itís often shoulder to shoulder .   
Itís a little late for the Vedder I think.  I used to target it closer to mid October.   

Wallace creek on the sky is a good spot through Thanksgiving.

I have no idea about closures etc.

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Re: Help me catch a chum salmon
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2019, 07:22:58 AM »
We used to slay the Chum on the Vedder River up in BC

One of my favorites!


One of the reasons itís good is because coho and kings are in the river as well.  The Canadians are all after them.  The chum hang in different water.  The Canadians will all look at you like you have lost your mind.    Whereas in Washington itís often shoulder to shoulder .   
Itís a little late for the Vedder I think.  I used to target it closer to mid October.   

Wallace creek on the sky is a good spot through Thanksgiving.

I have no idea about closures etc.

We'd be up there Sept thru Mid November, with the best usually late Sept into Oct.
We would target Kings, but the chum were so thick I could never help myself. 

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Re: Help me catch a chum salmon
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2019, 08:48:38 AM »
Kings are nice to put into the freezer, but pound for pound if you like fighting fish.  Its just plain FUN on a flyrod.  Ive snapped two rods on them. LOL    not funny at the time but :chuckle:

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Re: Help me catch a chum salmon
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2019, 10:22:17 PM »
Minter Creek has met escapement numbers and has reopened for Chum fishing per the email I got from WDFW. Will almost certainly be combat fishing but early and late could help you find your bucket fish!

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Re: Help me catch a chum salmon
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2019, 07:20:58 AM »
No Good to Eat?  ???   :o
Why some of my Best Friend's who live right on the river, swear they would much rather, "Eat Them, than Fight Them!"  :chuckle:
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TILLAMOOK, Ore. Ė Chum salmon, long considered to be almost extinct on the Oregon side of the lower Columbia River, might again return to its tributaries if a cooperative effort of the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife proves successful.

The first week of April, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) released 106,000 juvenile chum salmon into lower Big Creek in the first phase of project attempting to re-establish the species, which began to disappear from the Oregon side of the river more than 50 years ago. 
The approximately 50 adult chum salmon male and female pairs used to produce the 2Ĺ -inch fry at ODFWís Big Creek Fish Hatchery were donated to Oregon by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
The Old Fisherman lied so much he had to get the kids to call the dog!

 


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