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i was fishing for the first time in stave...and everything i tossed into the water got lost...including number of pricey bluefox spinners...the chums were so dense that every few casts the spinners/spoons got snagged into some chum....and after few of the fights i would lose the lure.
i was targetting coho...but lost spinners, spoons and came home empty.
any tips on how to get past those rotting chums?
 

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Try to find anywhere that the chums are not. Coho are usually never in places packed with chum (so I've heard). If you see some fishy water that isn't packed with chum, start tossing your lure. You might come in with a nice coho.
 

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What reelangler said pretty much sums it up...I'll add that often the deeper stillwater holes will hold some of the coho and springs that return to that river...If you really want to target fish other than the chum, try tossing spoons, spinners, or flies in to these deep "lake like" holes...

When checking out this type of water, don't go crowd in some fly fisherman in a spot with little room. There is a lot of water down there for everyone. If you're willing to take a walk down river, you just might find a spot all to yourself away from everyone else that holds plenty of resting coho...be patient, If you're willing to put the time in, you'll find them... ;)
 

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Take your hook off and face it upwards instead of down. This way they bounce off those ol' boots but will still hook anything that bites it. Works like a charm!


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hotrod said:
Take your hook off and face it upwards instead of down. This way they bounce off those ol' boots but will still hook anything that bites it. Works like a charm!


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never knew that trick cool :thumbup: :cheers:



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The blast rock below the dam is, for the most part a snag infested body of water with thousands of sharp rocks, stumps, and debris that will grab your gear. It is not the best coho water in the area. There are also many other areas to target coho in the lower mainland. The best thing about the Stave is, that it is usually clear and a constant flow, allows the fish to move freely within the system, unlike the other rivers that do not have controls or a lake as their headwater.
The basic rules for coho in the Stave are simple........

They generally prefer the slower water rather than fast

They prefer solitude rather than the group gathering

They are very predator conscious and thus can be spooked easily (fish with care)

They are easier to catch prior to the chum invading their space

They are easier to catch from a boat than the shore

They love blades/spoons/flies and other artificials

Fish areas that are hard to reach for most "drive in fishers" and you will be more successful.

PM me if you want more detail
 
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I find that most of the time that I foul hook the chums in the stave is when I let the lure sink too deep. Usually happens when I cast poorly and get a backlash in the reel or get distracted by something. I fished the stave for over 6 hours on Saturday, Caught many chums, 1 wild coho and 1 chrome hatchery coho. During that whole time, I foul hooked 4 fish. 3 of them for sure when I got a backlash and the lure sank. All of the chums that I caught fairly were does, and most of those the hooks were right in the front of the mouth, or inside the mouth. Maybe one or two were in the side of the mouth, so "might" have been flossed, but that doesn't seem to happen when I keep my retrieve higher in the water. I also find that the cleaner fish will come up for the lures if they are truly biting.
 

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GOFISH said:
Take your hook off and face it upwards instead of down. This way they bounce off those ol' boots but will still hook anything that bites it. Works like a charm!


Hotrod
I suppose you have to tie it from the shank of the hook then ...??? :happy: ::) :confused: :naughty:


GOFISH 8)
Just take it off the split ring and turn it around or add your own hook!


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