Blackmouth

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by sean_k, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    SS, would that be the large round local tank with the great fishing access from above and even a landing platform? I love fishing that spot, as a matter of fact I was there yesterday. Sometimes I get cramped up crouching in a small profile waiting for all the staff to leave so that I can have my way with all those fish. Your secret is safe here. When I get a few more skills I'm heading over to the tank with the tuna and trying my luck on them.
  2. jcnewbie Member

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    Tom & Bryan (Brian?), good to see & fish with you guys today - been quite awhile. Thanks for the "glued head" Chum Baby, Bryan, held together much better!
    Somebody's gotta tell me how to download the picture of your 'rezzie, Tom......help!....purtty please!

    Got home at 4:00 pm and it's been snowing since about 5:00 and have 2 1/2 inches of nice dry powder snow on the ground now (8:30 PM)....sheeeez!....here we go again!!

    Jc
  3. Mark Walker Active Member

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    Thanks for posting those pics Gigharborflyfisher. Much obliged!
  4. Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Well be fishing again together sometime. I should be getting my switch rod tonight(yesssss). Ill have to remember how to post pictures. Been a while.
  5. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    This goes without saying to members of the board, but...

    Be careful with those small Chinook - the scales fall right off them. When I encounter them I often find A LOT of them together and they are very aggressive feeders. I attempt to release them without handling them and move to a different fishing location when I see swarms of them following to the boat!

    The steep beaches can be good for keeper-sized blackmouth. I also look for known sand lance spawning areas where the blackmouth come into shallow water. I am thinking 30 feet or so of water. Slack tides early in the morning are good - especially around March/April.

    Now this all from the North Sound perspective...
  6. Denny Active Member

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    Here's a picture of a blackmouth. Sorry for the water on the lens; it was a damp day. :)

    Catching a blackmouth to me is infrequent and a privilege, and is special.

    IMHO, the recipe for success is putting in time.

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=33805
  7. Jeff Member

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    Great fish Richard, and it looks like you got in on a popper as well. :thumb:

    -Jeff
  8. Preston Active Member

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    Blackmouth occur naturally in Puget Sound and are the chinook equivalent of the resident coho. Naturally occurring blackmouth and resident coho provided a fairly intensive winter and spring sport fishery for many decades. If memory serves, the state record blackmouth exceeded thirty pounds. The success of the delayed release coho program led WDFW to experiment with a similar program using chinook, in a effort to supplement declining natural stocks.
  9. Denny Active Member

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    Thanks; I wish I could claim it, but my buddy Steve caught it. It gave him a great scap on his Wimpston, er, Winston. ;)
  10. d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    North Sound Blackmouth. Pic by Ryan Smith.

    D

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  11. Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    on the fly?
  12. Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    Holy Jesus!!! Was it on the fly?
  13. d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    Yes, that was on one of the production Shock 'N Awe (thanks Anil!) bugs in chartreuse. This was a hatchery fish pegged at about 40 feet on a 300 grain sinking line. Definitely my biggest for Puget Sound.

    D
  14. Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    You the man!
  15. DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    A ~33 inch blackmouth taken from the beach, also on a Shock&Awe (around noon on a stormy day). These are very fun fish on the fly rod. Specifically targeting them is difficult most days, but you will eventually encounter them if you fish the saltwater often enough.

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  16. Jeff Member

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    Heck yeah, DimeBright... that's a beauty!

    -J
  17. Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Now that is fish porn!
  18. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    D. Rose and Dimebrite: Nice Fish! Puget Power ha-ha I like it!

    One thing to add. A local Charter boat fisherman mentioned that with dirty river water dumping into the Puget Sound the blackmouth are more apt. to be found in shallow water.

    The Snohomish System is dumping muddy water into Possession Sound right now. Look for it to continue of course on all PS Rivers for 2 days!
  19. Denny Active Member

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    Hey, I recognize that spot! I'm guessing you caught this late August/early September . . . ?
  20. DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Got him on July 21st awhile back along with over a dozen silvers. A good day's fishing.