Razor Clam Dig This Weekend
The second razor clam dig of the season will take place on the Washington coast October 27th thru the 30th. Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, and Mocrocks beaches will be open over the weekend of October 27th and 28th and Twin Harbor’s beach will remain open thru Tuesday. The digs are scheduled for evening tides, so don’t forget your LED Lensor headlamp and check the WDFW regulations before you hit the beach.
Bayside Marine Blackmouth Derby Next Weekend
Tickets are on sale now for the Bayside Marine Blackmouth Derby next weekend in Everett. Glenn Helton took first place and $2000 in last year’s Bayside Derby with a 15.52 pounder and Dave Buckley and Dave Pitcher from Sims Honda took the two-day team weight prize with 31.1 pounds of winter blackmouth. Tickets are $30 per angler and can be purchased at Bayside Marine in Everett. Anglers can get 5 dollars off the ticket price by donating 5 cans of food.
Chums Prowling Minter Creek
Tom Pollock from Sportco in Fife (253-922-2222) reports that the chums are starting to show up in front of Minter Creek near Purdy. He says the fishing has picked up there this past week and he expects it to get really good in the coming weeks. He recommends fishing a whole green label herring under a slip float at the mouth of the creek for cruising chums and he also said to bring along some Vibrax spinners and purple and pink jigs. Anglers have been catching a lot of Minter Creek chums the last couple of years twitching jigs at the mouth of the creek.
Snohomish System Pumping Out Chums
Derek Anderson from Screamin’ Reels Guide Service (206-849-2574) has been tearing up the chums on both the Snohomish River and the lower Skykomish this past week. He’s been catching woofers into the double digits almost daily backtrolling Kwikfish with a sardine wrap. He says the best colors have been the Double Trouble Kwikfish and any Kwiky’s with pink on them. Anderson has also been catching a handful of silvers every day casting Wiggle Warts on the lower Skykomish. He expects the chum fishing to hold up into early December and commented that he’s already heard of at least one winter steelhead being caught on the Skykomish.
Skokomish and Chico Creek Festooned with Chums
Ben Rogers at Defiance Marine (360-813-3600) in Bremerton says theres plenty of chums and a few silvers in the Skokomish River right now. The bulk of the fish are being caught driftfishing Corkies and yarn. He’s also reporting excellent chum fishing in front of Chico Creek near Silverdale. The Chico chums have been hitting an anchovy under a float so well that he’s had to order more bait at the store to restock their freezer, which got cleaned out last week because of the good fishing.
Black Bear Trapped in Entryway
Alaska State Troopers responded to the call of a black bear trapped in the entry way of a home last Sunday in Ketchikan, Alaska. The bear had snuck into the entryway of the home during the night looking for food when it tipped over a garbage can that blocked the door. The bear knocked over a freezer and did $1000 in damage before troopers showed up to free the bear in the morning. The bear fled the scene immediately and they are hoping it learned its lesson. Unfortunately it won’t be able to repair the damages to the entryway.