7/23 MA9 report

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Rob Ast, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Rob Ast Active Member

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    I hit the beaches for the first time this year. I was at a popular Kitsap county locale at 5:00, with the beach already holding a fair number of anglers. I saw a few fish taken sporadically, but no big pods passing through. Two fish to hand, and I called it a morning at 8:30.

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  2. daveypetey Active Member

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    I am so JEALOUS.
  3. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    the beach
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    Damn, nice work!

    That was possibly the most low-key post to end with "two to hand" ever!
  4. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Actually, the whole morning was pretty low key, so that fits. Interestingly both fish hit within 20 feet of the rod, so no prolonged battles as I tried to get them in. It was pretty much "clamp down and surf them into the beach".
  5. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    the beach
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    That's great man. Glad you found some fish either way. I'm getting excited for them to start finding their way a little closer to me.

    Have fun out there.

    J
  6. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Rob,
    Nice report, fish....and basket! ;)
    SF
  7. Ralphie Mike Ralph

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    Nice work Rob! Glad to hear you hooked them so close since I can only cast 21 ft.
  8. bigdood fishing hack

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    PDX, OR
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    Nice work!
  9. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Seattle, WA
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    Nice work! And 'Ho's to boot!
  10. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Thanks for the report. Still pretty hit or miss right now it seems. Glad you got it on a "hit" day! Monday at a different MA9 beach, our group of 3 had 4 hookups and 2 fish to the beach (pinks). That was the only action for anyone on the beach all morning except a king caught on herring.
  11. Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    Way to step up to the slot machine for the first time this year, pull the handle, and hit the jackpot!
  12. wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    wait... where are my Ho's?

    Nice Fish Rob! What kind of fly did you get them on?
  13. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Different area codes...
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  14. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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  15. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I'll be hitting probably the same popular beach on my way to Neah Bay Friday morning. Let me know if you'll be making another appearance.
  16. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Boot, fly was a no-name baitfish: chartreuse over white Farrar blend with a cone head and red octopus stinger.

    Evan, I'll be working Friday AM, good luck out there.
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  17. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Rob is a cool cat, a short and sweet report is to be expected. Solid outing!

    Evan, if you need a place to crash...
  18. doublebluff Go Beavs

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    Corvallis, OR
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    I also fished an area 9 beach Sunday and Monday. I get my one trip to Whidbey every year, and every year I fish the same way- find the lowest of the low tides during which there is never any current, very little wind (hopefully, and no south wind pleez!), on a total sandy bottom. Wade out as far as I can go and cast at any dimple that I see on the surface, salmon sized or teeny, and at any bait swimming around, of course. Two coho and a humpy, all on a chartreuse over white size six clouser. The humpy was a surprise, and really took me for a ride, well into my backing. My family got some crab too...
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  19. ten80 Active Member

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    Very nice doublebluff! It's surprising how feisty fresh humpies can be.

    Ed- do you have room for a second wandering angler? I'll bring homebrew :)
  20. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I think his offer is for a place to park the truck. I doubt he wants us stirring the house at 4am