Day of Chum Fishing & Videoing
The footage for The Zombie Chum Awakening 2 was captured on two different days: October 6 & 13. Ninety percent of the footage is from October 13, which was fitting as that was Friday the 13th. This day was particularly special as I got to spend it with two buddies Neal & Arnold. It was Arnold’s first time Salmon fishing so I was excited to see him get into his first Salmon.
We arrived early and shortly after first light we were getting into them! Double headers were a common theme for most of the day. I put up double digits of Chum and killed two does. This day was so successful that I ended up trying new jigs and techniques that I typically wouldn’t try. Another big bonus was catching my personal best Chum doe! She was 34 inches long, didn’t get a weight but would guess high teens (lbs). Most of the does I catch are 28-32 inches long, so this was a special one!
Photos – Fishing Chum Salmon on Stave River
How to Fish for Chum Salmon in the Stave River
Every year the Stave River has a large return of Chum Salmon. These salmon usually start showing up early October and run until early November. Chum are very aggressive and willing biters so this is a great river for introductory Salmon anglers. The most successful setup to catch these Chum is float fishing a purple/pink jig (optional: tip jig with a prawn). Additionally, the Stave water levels are dam controlled so you don’t have to worry about this river blowing out, it’s fishable in almost any weather conditions.
The Stave River Map
Stave River westside (upper)
Stave River westside entrance
Stave River westside - The Rock
Stave River Eastside
Stave River Toilet Bowl
Ruskin Dam & Fishing Boundary
Ruskin Spawning Channel - No Fishing
“The Zombie Chum Awakening” part 1
The first video of The Zombie Chum Awakening was done in October of 2016. It was a fun gag video and had a great response, so I figured I’d bring it back this year. Who knows maybe this will be an ongoing series…
If you want to see the original journal from this first part and fishing trip, click here: The Zombie Chum Awakening.