Fishing Report: Pro Trolls and Spinners Sep 2
One last fishing excursion on the Columbia River before it closes effective September 06,2019. I met my friend Todd at the Gleason Boat Ramp on 43rd Avenue, by the airport at 5:00 a.m. We headed downriver to the Davis Bar Area, across from Sauvie Island. Todd has a well equipped 19’ Arima, beautiful boat with a 150 horsepower Honda, it moves! There was a very hot bite really early in the morning, nets everywhere, but none for us, it happens. Later in the day Todd landed a beautiful 18 pound chinook, I lost a fish, as usual, but caught a somewhat darker 8 pound hatchery chinook later in the day, as well as a jack. We were limited by noon, and happy for the action we had. There were a lot of boats working the same area, and everyone seemed in very good spirits. There are several different brands of flashers and spinners, but I believe the most important thing is speed to keep the pro troll working effectively. Should be a steady 1 1000, 2 1000 thump thump of the rod tip, if you have not fished this way before you will think you are trolling too fast, takes a little getting used to, but well worth the effort. Most people use small spinners, size 3.5, with 24 to 36 inches of leader behind the flasher.