RE:Chum dawgs and broken rods...
I echo Brian's report. They seemed to be few and far between on the Sky. The day before Thanksgiving a friend and I floated Sultan to Ben Howard and I managed to tie into a couple of big bucks but that was it. (Both hit on a hot Orange Marabou spider of all things) Hoodsport was a relative bust this year as well. The predicted run never really peaked but rather was late with fish tricling in over much of November and early December. I fished up canal for 4 days in late October; a time when we can usually nail them as they come in, and we never realy got into big pods of fish.