Shallow chasers

Published on November 9th, 2008 by Rodney

Even though the rain died off this afternoon, the easterly wind just didn’t want to go away. I kept looking out the window and the temptation was finally too much. I grabbed the ultralight spinning rod and headed to Garry Point Park once again just after flood tide at 3:00pm.

Normally I prefer to fish from the rocks and the amount of fishable water is actually quite limited. Seeing how strong the wind was blowing, I decided to try fishing from the beach today. With no waders, I had to whip the tiny spinner out as far as possible and retrieving quickly when it reached the shallows. This switch of tactic paid off today. It was exciting fishing! I managed to connect with four bull trout. One measured 20in, one 18in and two around 16in. Three of the fish were hooked in just several inches deep. They must have chased the spinner right in and grabbed it before water ran out. A few swirls were seen at times right behind the spinner when I brought it out of the water. All four fish were fat, unlike the skinny snakes that were caught last week.

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