Re: Chumming for GTs on Christmas Island


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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-03-14 17:28:00 in reply to Re: Chumming for GTs on Christmas Island posted by jay schroeder on 2013-03-14 16:01:28

Jay,

Chummed fish also learn the difference between chum and a fly and after awhile they will ignore a fly. It's one thing to chum the open ocean in deep water for migrating pelagics like tuna, skipjack and dorado - even billfish - but I don't think it's a good idea in the long haul for resident fish.

Another thing: you don't want to be fly-fishing a flat for bonefish (anything) while those fishing with bait are there too. The bonefish will go to the sent of the bait and will ignore flies. This is especially true if the guide is tossing a few handfuls of chum now and then. When this is going on, move to another flat if you can.

I've nothing against chumming so long as it doesn't screw up someone else's game.

Dan


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