Commercial Salmon Trolling Forum

Chum pics

Post photos or movies of trollers, fish, scenery, whatever you've got related to trolling.

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:50 pm

It is great to contrast the troll caught chums I have been posting pictures of and the CR and net fish represented by the last post.
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Abundance » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:45 pm

I actually caught this one trolling. They tend to fade colors after being bled and iced, and I wanted to get a picture of one in all of its resplendent glory. Even though it was near the end of September, I was still catching some bright ones though. But yes, I am sure that most of the seine fish and absolutely all of the cost recovery fish are getting black and elderly by the time their harvested. On the day I caught this one there were a bunch of seiners up the bay from me, catching nice loads. They really don't bite very well at all when they reach this point in life, which is for the best actually. It keeps us hook and line fishermen after the shiny ones, which may reflect well on us if the meat market picks up. Those spawner dogs really put up a good fight though.
Garrett Hagen, F/V Abundance
Abundance
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 452
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:35 pm
Location: Craig

Re: Chum pics

Postby TomD » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:12 pm

These are all some really great looking fish ! The memories your kids will have the rest of there live's!
TomD
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:44 am
Location: Northern California Born and Raised

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:22 pm

069.JPG
I thought it might be a good time to share this photo of my color sounder as the chums dive on the troll gear.
069.JPG (217.5 KiB) Viewed 27646 times
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Drew » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:58 am

The big ones were fun!
Attachments
IMG_6468.JPG
IMG_6468.JPG (132.97 KiB) Viewed 27611 times
Drew
Member
 
Posts: 153
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:43 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Abundance » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:30 am

Weren't they though!
Attachments
2012-07-17_08-29-21_677.jpg
Garrett Hagen, F/V Abundance
Abundance
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 452
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:35 pm
Location: Craig

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:11 am

041.jpg
041.jpg (64.09 KiB) Viewed 27579 times
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:31 am

048.jpg
048.jpg (67.88 KiB) Viewed 27574 times


These nice big troll caught chums are certainly beautiful, but the problem this year for most of us long time chum trollers is that with the crowded conditions (that some of us deserve some blame for) there were no big days. Not one for me at Neets Bay in 2012. Scratching chums with over 100 spreads out in a crowd for 30 or so fish a day is my version of troller hell.

I know the Chum Trollers Association, of which I am no longer a board member, is working hard to develop more areas and spread the fleet out. I was disappointed this year in that Seiners got two opportunities in Terminal areas on large chum concentrations (Amalga Harbor and the Head of Neets Bay) when trollers could have had a day or two before the seiners giving us the opportunity for at least a couple of big troll days.

Another thing is that while these pictures of these huge male chums are nice, the fact is that most of our troll chums are quite a bit brighter typically. I will post a brailer bag full of the more typical shade of troll caught chums.
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:33 am

Icy Strait chums in brailer bag, 2011.jpg
Icy Strait chums in brailer bag, 2011.jpg (70.26 KiB) Viewed 27576 times
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:36 am

Brite Chum 2008.jpg
Brite Chum 2008.jpg (93.61 KiB) Viewed 27576 times
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby khaos » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:31 am

Thirty/day certainly isn't great for chumming, but monsters like those pictured are 3x larger than what we are used to seeing up here. To all who posted photos - thank you for sharing!
khaos
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:58 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby SilverT » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:20 pm

Really nice pictures. I have chum envy.
SilverT
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon May 18, 2009 1:21 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:13 pm

I will post some more in a few days. Also, for equal time will start a Chinookie, and coho threads.
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:47 am

045.jpg
045.jpg (43.65 KiB) Viewed 27479 times
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:51 am

057.JPG
057.JPG (77.97 KiB) Viewed 27469 times


As promised, here is a picture of a more representative sample of the bright silver nature of most troll caught salmon. The larger chum in this picture was about 18 pounds.
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:49 pm

IMG_4240.JPG
IMG_4240.JPG (199.46 KiB) Viewed 31741 times


Let me know how you like this one. I was fooling with a picture and with a little help from my wife ended up with this.
Salty
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby SilverT » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:36 pm

Nice! Now, let's just paste that on a hotspot. It's amazing how much detail there is in the scales.

Lane
SilverT
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
 
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon May 18, 2009 1:21 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Kriegmob » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:17 pm

IMG_0330.JPG
No chums in the pic...but my buddy was trolling for chums.

F/V Good News up Lynn Canal, near Berner's Bay
Kriegmob
Junior Member
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:42 pm

Re: Chum pics

Postby Homeshore » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:04 am

Icy strait chum
Attachments
image.jpg
Homeshore
Member
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:26 am

Previous

Return to Pictures and Movies

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron