Report: MA10 8/3

#1
First salmon on a fly rod. An injured pink but I'll take it. She still had a good fight in her and she took off as soon as I released her. Should I be ashamed since it was injured? Or proud because the seal couldn't even land this one?

First one on the beach this morning at 6am. Fish on at 6:02. The crowds quickly began showing up but it was dead after that except a few flounder and sculpin. Off the water at 9am.

Fished MA9 last night and saw some rollers but no luck. Glad the persistence paid off this morning.
 

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#2
With over 6 million humpies predicted for Puget Sound I would've had that fish in the smoker or on the barbie as soon as I got home!

Just my 2ยข!
 

Jack Devlin

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#7
AndrewH,
Kind of looks like a Silver to me, too???? Hard to tell from photo.
Anyway, nice going on your first. There will be many more.
I don't know your reasons for releasing the fish but I think you did a good thing. I think your first Salmon on a fly is a special occasion. Its nice to show the fish a little love and respect especially after what it looks like it has been through.
Jack
 
#8
I was leaning Coho but didn't want to get ripped up by the salty old timers here claiming a Coho when I had a pink ;). It did look clipped but had enough of a fin I couldn't swear by it. My identification card was pretty useless. Large black spots: pink. Almost no teeth: pink. Very few spots on tail: coho. Bottom fins looked: coho. Adrenaline for first salmon: whatever. Posting to a public forum: pink ;)

It is the first salmon I have ever caught on my own and I did it a month after I picked up my first fly rod so I'll take it. A good buddy got me a fly rod after Iraq and it has sat collecting dust for 4 years. He was right though. It was the therapy I needed!

Back on the beach in a few hours. Thanks for the encouragement!
 
#9
Andrew, good job. It is good therapy, glad ya got back. I am a Nam vet, know how ya feel.
my buddy got his first pink on a fly yesterday at Browns Point, using my fly pole, what a hoot.
Outlaw