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Posted by George Riddle on Nov 30 2005
While everything AlaskanAuthor says it true, chums don't get the respect they deserve. It is probably our fault as guides though. We rarely target chums at least here in Bristol Bay. They tend to get in the way when we are targeting rainbows or silvers. Although it is their spawning bed we target as they tend to be the first to drop their eggs.
If we as guides think about it and have been doing this very long, chums can and have saved a few trips. When all else has failed the chum sometimes will be willing to bend the rod. I know that there will be some out there that I may offend and claim to think more to chums as targets and I ask forgiveness from them. Like AA said previously they are a great fighter, eager to strike and I think once they have colored up make one of the best photo fish in our waters. It is just that they seem to hook up when we want something else...
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