Rip Baits for Spring Dollies

Story and photos by JD Richey

Okay, so most spring fishing opportunities are still a ways off, but there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. One of the first viable fisheries that opens up in the early season is for Dollies. The ravenous char start to congregate in the spring around creek mouths, eager to intercept the clouds of out-migrating salmon fry and smolt that appear as the ice begins to thaw, offering anglers a nice opportunity for some good light-tackle, cabin fever-squelching fun. This content is available for subscribers only.

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