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Offline islandbass

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Inline Spinners and the Pursuit of Salmon
« on: September 22, 2011, 01:27:30 AM »
Hey guys! This report is takes off where my first round of using inline spinners to catch salmon left off (Post - Personal Doubt Removed Today and Lesson Regrettably Relearned)

Hey guys! This report is takes off where my first round of using inline spinners to catch salmon left off (Post - Personal Doubt Removed Today and Lesson Regrettably Relearned)

Rearmed for the Salmon in the Green River

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I hope to confront a salmon or two with these babies I made earlier this evening soon.

The pinks definitely lived up to their reputation in hitting pink things, hence two of them as shown, which is what the pinks hit.  I have a brass, a nickel and copper blade inline spinners, for the, “better to have and not need than to need and not have,” contingent.

I’m going to stick with 8# test monofilament but will also have a reel with 10# on deck just in case.



 
Finally, I Caught A Salmon on an Inline Spinner!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This morning was another quick and short fishing stint on the way to work. The two previous short 15-minute outings were not productive with the pink, silver and brass blades used. They barely even showed flash in the silty water of the Green/Duwamish River.

I think that the short amount of time and the very slow current present on the river worked against me during those field tests.  It seems that the weight of the spinner is definitely a factor!  The first time I used them the flow was fast enough to make working the spinner effortlessly.  Lesson learned!

I went with the copper blade and black-bodied inline spinner, the top one in the photo (black body hidden by blade) in the photo above:


The first thing I noticed for these water conditions was that it gave off more flash than any of the other blades I tested on the earlier outings.

On about the fifth cast, I placed the spinner right along where light and shadow met (where water could be seen through and not).  I barely made five revolutions when all of a sudden wham!  The salmon came from the shadows whacked the living dickens out of the spinner.




I still can’t get over how hard the fish hit the lure.  My bass rod, Curado, and 8# line brought the little bugger in without issue and I even “tricked” it into running up the bank for the photo.

The fish was released.

So I’ve done it! I am certainly stoked.  To field test a lure, hook into a fish, take a quick picture and release it in about 15 minutes’ time? That’s not too shabby a way to spend a little time on the way to work.   Inline spinners are here to stay in my arsenal now.

This is a Silver, aka Coho (phonetically pronounced Coh-hoh) Salmon.  They are excellent table fare highly valued by their pursuers.  It is the first silver salmon I have caught in a river setting.  The one I caught is on the small side.  They can be more than twice its weight.


 
« Last Edit: September 22, 2011, 01:41:21 AM by islandbass »
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Re: Inline Spinners and the Pursuit of Salmon
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 03:32:42 AM »
Someone once said something about a boy and his toys;
Whatever it was, may you never grow up!
Sounds like fun to me. ;D

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Re: Inline Spinners and the Pursuit of Salmon
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 08:04:10 AM »
Islandbass, that is a great experience.  Those spinners are really nice looking.


Bass don't eat what they don't see.

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Re: Inline Spinners and the Pursuit of Salmon
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 08:46:45 AM »
You always have some good stories.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Inline Spinners and the Pursuit of Salmon
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 09:31:52 AM »
Way to go IB  8)
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Re: Inline Spinners and the Pursuit of Salmon
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 01:28:41 PM »
Very nice IB, congrats on your accomplishment...BTW, very nice looking spinners you made.

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Re: Inline Spinners and the Pursuit of Salmon
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2011, 04:52:16 PM »
Good goin, IB!
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