Report: MA11

ten80

Active Member
#61
The statements regarding completion of limits on pages 11 and 98 are individually very clear, so I interpret the regs as having bias towards boat-bound anglers. I think it is because it is more difficult to assess who caught what on a boat than on land, where game wardens have been known to spy on anglers with binoculars or from behind trees. I have observed the latter on the Snohomish and it is rather comical when the warden pops out of the trees to check the number of hook points, number of fish caught, and most importantly, whether anglers have a license or not!!
 
#62
The statements regarding completion of limits on pages 11 and 98 are individually very clear, so I interpret the gets as having bias towards boat-bound anglers. I think it is because it is more difficult to assess who caught what on a boat than on land, where game wardens have been known to spy on anglers with binoculars or from behind trees. I have observed the latter on the Snohomish and it is rather comical when the warden pops out of the trees to check the number of hook points, number of fish caught, and most importantly, whether anglers have a license or not!!

That makes sense.
 
#64
I know this to be true on chartered trips where if you've already caught your limit you can continue to fish until the whole boat has limited out. Pat, you are correct, the regs are ridiculous. I think they purposefully make them confusing and information hard to find; the reason behind it though (and I'm not trying to seem paranoid)... quotas???
 
#65
Thomas, that was a wulff ambush line. But I am now using the rio outbound short intermediate line after some recommendations from puffer sound fly co. (David).
 

DennisE

Topwater and tying.
#67
Finally picked up more than a fish per trip today! Went 3 for 6. Only one there that did better was one of the 2 boat Russian navy. There was 1 guy in the smaller of the 2 boats. Saw him land 6 and then put them on a stringer over the side! Shall we chum for seals?
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#68
Big fan of the ambush line here, just out of curiosity, what did david say to switch you. especially for a two hander, I know someone with an 11'6 4wt and the #9 ambush line its pretty ridiulous how easy it is to cast 80 foot
 
#69
Finally picked up more than a fish per trip today! Went 3 for 6. Only one there that did better was one of the 2 boat Russian navy. There was 1 guy in the smaller of the 2 boats. Saw him land 6 and then put them on a stringer over the side! Shall we chum for seals?
Hey, if you would have had that beer in the boat, I bet you would have got that #4 !!!! ( I was in the other yellow Duro ) My day stunk, only 1 fish in 8 hours of casting !!!!
 

DennisE

Topwater and tying.
#70
Hey, if you would have had that beer in the boat, I bet you would have got that #4 !!!! ( I was in the other yellow Duro ) My day stunk, only 1 fish in 8 hours of casting !!!!
Yeah, I've taken care of the beer problem for next time. Gotta have at least one on board to celebrate!
I probably should have left when you did. Never caught anymore, wind came up and I had to pound my way to Maury to get out of it. Even at trolling speeds it was a ride! Don't know WHAT your 12' would have been like!

The fun part was, on the way across, I had my first take while bucktailing! Good thing it didn't stick! Conditions were NOT good for drifting while fighting a (possible) Coho!
 
#71
Hey Pat, he said that the intermediate line will keep me in the fish zone more and and would double or triple my hookups over a floating line. Used it yesterday for the first time and went 0-1 in about 3 hours at BP. It seemed like my cast was about 20 feet shy of the distance I needed. Was missing my ambush....
 

Bagman

Active Member
#72
Big fan of the ambush line here, just out of curiosity, what did david say to switch you. especially for a two hander, I know someone with an 11'6 4wt and the #9 ambush line its pretty ridiulous how easy it is to cast 80 foot
I have a 10wt Ambush, and a Outbound short 10S(1.5IPS) that I use on my 8wt 10'8" switch. I think these both cast well. Would more then likely cast much better in someone else's hands, but I enjoy fishing them both.
 
#73
The Ambush is a great line but not necessarily a good beach line. STick with the Outbound. I don't know if it will triple your hook-ups but chances are you'll be where the fish are which is about 6 - 10 feet deep. A floater probably won't allow that unless you use a very long leader and heavy fly.
 

Bagman

Active Member
#74
The Ambush is a great line but not necessarily a good beach line. STick with the Outbound. I don't know if it will triple your hook-ups but chances are you'll be where the fish are which is about 6 - 10 feet deep. A floater probably won't allow that unless you use a very long leader and heavy fly.
Steve, its funny but my hits seem to be about the same on both lines. Except for the bullheads that is. They really like the Sinking Outbound. I've been getting most of my hits on a unweighted fly that I've been tying, no matter which line I use.
 

Fishee

Active Member
#75
Fished Saturday from a boat North of Dash Point and landed 6 on the fly. Was fishing by 0730 and had my limit by 0930. The fishing slowed down for about an hour after that, but then I hooked 5 more fish within an hour and a half only for them to come off (two right at the boat)! For a welcomed change I was surrounded by mostly fly fishermen. Others were landing fish as well. Saw one landed from the beach and two others landed in a boat next to us. It actually seemed to be picking up as we were leaving around noon. Fish were active and saw many jumpers. We were fishing in 5-9 ft. of water within 50 ft. of the shore.

Spent all day yesterday processing the 4 fish I took home. Fileted them in the morning, made Pink Salmon caviar from four skeins , made stock for chowder out of the heads and bones, brined and smoked three of them, and cooked one for dinner! Also consumed two bottles of wine in the process and am feeling a bit crappy today, but what a day yesterday....almost as good as the fishing!

How do you make them caviar? Do you have a recipe for us? Also, is it safe to eat the eggs out of Salmon. What about parasites? Thank you!