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#555631 - 11/13/09 10:54 PM Re: Plunking Tips ***** [Re: j 7]
Slab Happy Offline

Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 10479
Loc: Discovery Bay, Wa.
smile I always keep my tackle segregated too......steelhead, salmon, trout, wife' know.
Agendas kill the truth.

Dogfish: Take stupid chances, win stupid prizes.

#555639 - 11/13/09 11:10 PM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: Slab Happy]
Brewer Offline

Registered: 01/11/07
Posts: 4472
Loc: in the mass production zone
j7 you take 2 guys in a driftboat sitting on thier fat aces watching rod tips bounce around... serious fisherman. take the same 2 jokers and put them on a gravel bar watching rod tips, it's plunking and a joke. same goes for all the guys anchored up on the columbia hog lines. somehow not plunking i guess if your on a boat huh?

i know guy who punched 56 summer steelhead!!! all plunking. who this year has filled nearly 2 catchcards this year?

#555643 - 11/13/09 11:24 PM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: j 7]
Direct-Drive Offline
ExtenZe Field Tester

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 6447
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: j 7
Some of you guys crack me up. I dont understand what the knock on plunking is all about.

What Brewer said.

They blush wouldn't fun ya if they didn't like ya.
Hope to flip off a sled together with you someday smile

Edited by Direct-Drive (11/13/09 11:55 PM)

#555654 - 11/14/09 12:10 AM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: Direct-Drive]
Steelhead Maniac Offline

Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 10
I was always told to concentrate the inside of a bend in the river?!?!

Don't know why that is tho. Any enlightenment would be great!

Other than that... Try prawns instead of roe and cast close to the shore.

#555658 - 11/14/09 12:22 AM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: j 7]
Coho Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/09/99
Posts: 2644
Loc: Muk
wanna know how to plunk---go up to the Fraser-they will learn ya. It aint plunkin its Bar fishin and them hosers got it down. They hook some HAWGS--_nice to be 60 yrs old plus and come home with a 40lb+ spring and not have to deal with the boat. Pretty much how Drifter wa says get er in the LANE eh. Its Fishin

#555663 - 11/14/09 12:57 AM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: Coho]
Brewer Offline

Registered: 01/11/07
Posts: 4472
Loc: in the mass production zone
the inside bends often create a easy to find transition water. where the heavy flow creates a seam with slower buffer water. it's all part of reading water. lob the plunking rig to the transition line.

#555688 - 11/14/09 04:32 AM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: Brewer]
Irie Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 4334
Loc: Your wife's closet.
This is probably the most useful thread that's been posted here in at least a year.

Too bad there's been so much pissin' & moanin' from the drifters. I guess they don't like being shown an easy way to do what they spend hundreds on tackle and hours standing balls deep in freezing water to do when they could spend 1/10th on leaders & lures and kick back off their feet and accomplish the same. I guess not having Simms Waders renders one unworthy to angle the same stream.

I see nothing wrong with sitting in a chair with a cooler full of beer and setting the rod out. That's supposed to be fishing as it's supposed to be: Relaxation, not labor.

If I wanted fishing to be WORK, Id buy a commercial vessel and work the Gulf of Alaska and die of stress at the age of 55. Fvck that.

This is supposed to be FUN.

What kind of idiot forgets that?
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#555690 - 11/14/09 07:58 AM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: Irie]
shinything Offline
Juvenille at Sea

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 207
Loc: kitsap
I just googled plunking.I was surprised at the amount of info.ESPN even has directions to all the hot plunking spots.Even on the west end, richwine,allen bar etc.

#555806 - 11/14/09 08:40 PM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: Steelhead Maniac]
OPtoKenai Offline

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 94
Loc: Aberdeen Wa
Energy conservation!

Water is up = Mom said get up river.

Inside corner is generally the most efficent route.

#555809 - 11/14/09 08:49 PM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: OPtoKenai]
ColeyG Offline
Ranger Danger

Registered: 02/08/07
Posts: 2910
Loc: AK
Have you ever wondered what those random piles of rip rap and/or concrete are doing in the river bed so close to the high water mark?

Hint, there is usually a plunking shack not too far away smile

Not advocating such practices of course.

I would plunk more, but I finally realized that plunking was just an excuse to drink and build a big ass fire. No need to be on the river to do that I guess, but it can add to the experience.
I am still not a cop.

EZ Thread Yarn Balls

"I don't care how you catch them, as long as you treat them well and with respect." Lani Waller in "A Steelheader's Way."

#555891 - 11/15/09 12:20 PM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: ColeyG]
Steelheadman Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/15/99
Posts: 2742
Loc: Poulsbo, WA,USA
I've had some success just taking my drifting setup, increasing the amount of pencil lead, and just let my bait/yarn sit on the bottom or swirl around. Finding a spot right where the hatchery creek enters the river. I call it drift plunking. Its difficult finding perfect river conditions this time of year.
I'd Rather Be Fishing for Summer Steelhead!

#555992 - 11/15/09 08:43 PM Re: Plunking Tips [Re: ]
Castingpearls Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1253
Loc: The Rock
I mostly plunk for Chums.

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