Until next year, Lincoln Park....

#1
Oh, the joy and frustration of the Beach Popper. A couple dozen early weekday morning trips to the beach, several follows and boils, and even a tug or too, but no fish to hand this year.

Today, it was too windy on the point, so I worked my way slowly south back to the car. Had a small cutty on briefly, but he shook himself off. Big boil and a hook-up later on, but became unbuttoned after about a minute. I could see a bit of gold color through the water, so I think it was a big sea-run. Would have been a nice ending to the season.

There may still be some silvers around, but I've had it for this year. No pink-a-palooza next year--should be great! Matthew, Aaron, and the rest of the regulars--see you then!

Tom
 
#2
Great job getting out there one last time. Sounds like you got to spend lots of time down there this year. I'm sure all that time spent will pay off big time next year when you will know the beach well at all stages.

Thanks for sharing.
 
#3
Tom, great to see you out there this year. With all the looks and boils you got this year, I'm surprised you couldn't get anything to commit. Still fun seeing you out there and your popper sliding across the surface. Next year it will happen!

Cheers!

Matthew
 
#4
I lived in West Seattle until a couple years ago and used to frequent LP. While I caught some SRC's and rezzies on occasion, I mostly spent a great amount of wasted time down there and grew tired of going down there for a hard fought fish every once in a blue moon. In the future, I only plan to go to LP to swim at the pool when its open in the Summer.
 
#7
Yeah. I've had no love there this year. Total bummer. Wish I would have just saved up time and money and headed out to the West side more, or up to Whidbey. Oh well. Waste of a coho season for me, unfortunately.
 

DimeBrite

MA-9 Beach Stalker
#9
Next year take 2 rods down to your favorite beach. The intermediate line set-up with a Clouser and a dry line rod attached to your favorite slider pattern. Land a silver or two on the Clouser rod, then get your fix of visual swirls and slashes with the slider rod. After a few successful trips you might find that you are only bringing one rod down to the beach.


Oh, the joy and frustration of the Beach Popper. A couple dozen early weekday morning trips to the beach, several follows and boils, and even a tug or too, but no fish to hand this year.

Today, it was too windy on the point, so I worked my way slowly south back to the car. Had a small cutty on briefly, but he shook himself off. Big boil and a hook-up later on, but became unbuttoned after about a minute. I could see a bit of gold color through the water, so I think it was a big sea-run. Would have been a nice ending to the season.

There may still be some silvers around, but I've had it for this year. No pink-a-palooza next year--should be great! Matthew, Aaron, and the rest of the regulars--see you then!

Tom