Ultralight bullies

Published on October 11th, 2008 by Rodney

After seeing more bull trout than salmon in the last two outings, it was time to rig up the ultralight spinning rod once again. Rated 1 to 4lb test, it is used frequently between April and August, but packed away in September when salmon arrive. Today’s incoming tide brought out more fishers. I counted five bar rods. None of the rods produced except a couple of bull trout. Salmon were just not coming through in numbers. Perhaps the spot that we have chosen is not ideal, since Albion test fishery has indicated great chum salmon return numbers since a week ago.

At flood tide change, the ultralight rod came out. The first couple of retrieves had a follower close to shore but it never committed. By sunset, I managed to bring two bull trout to shore, so did Mark. Nothing big enough to brag about, but with 4lb test line, they put up a great fight.

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