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    Default Advice for fishing dollies in bird creek wanted

    While casting spinners in bird creek the other night I observed a number of dollies, anybody here have a consistent way to catch them on a fly or spin rod that you would be willing to share please send me a pm thanks.

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    Try beads. There have been kings in there spawning, and they know that pink/chum/silver eggs are on the way. Haven't tried 'em at Bird, but that's how I'd start.
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    Before the eggs really start dropping try glo bugs, polar shrimp and smolt patterns also small spinners
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    When I was there the other day, my husband and I could barely keep them off the hook drifting eggs for silvers. As soon as the tide came in, they were swarming around the bait. If you want to target them, the above info sounds good to me. Lots of them in there.

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    If you are seeing them low in the creek they may be sea run dollies and a smolt pattern might be the ticket. Tight lines and good luck.
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    I forgot to add that an orange corkie bead(6mm) or smaller will also work on dollies. Tight lines.
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    or go big with bead that works great on the Anchor, think 12 or 14mm
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    you can fiddle around w/ all the beads you want but I'd get myself a jar of pautskis balls-o-fire and go ahead and rack em and stack em

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    anyone notice how big these dollies are?
    as bad as the salmon fishing is its probly better to just target dollies.

    good luck!

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    Roe is the ticket for dollies.... Caught about 20 or so in a few hours ranging from 10-24 or so inches in a different body of water using a simple roe/bobber setup with a smaller hook for dollies recently, im fairly confident it will also work on bird

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    Quote Originally Posted by joefish00000 View Post
    anyone notice how big these dollies are?
    as bad as the salmon fishing is its probly better to just target dollies.

    good luck!
    The few I saw were small.

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    i catch dollies in the inlet itself with roe all the time

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    The ones we hooked in Bird were mostly small, around eight to twelve inches or so. Saw one guy reel in one that was the size of a pink. Nice and fat. If you intend on eating them, bait is the way to go. Otherwise, use artificials. Noticed the dollies were all over the silver bait closer to shore in still water.

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    Nothing EVER beats a small trebble or baitholder with a small piece of roe. if you cant catch dollies in that area on that your on crack.
    biggest I ever pulled out of any turnagain arm stream was 20.5"

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