Blackmouth

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

  1. sean_k Active Member

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    Spanaway Wa.
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    You guys are killing me with the pics. Unbelivable fish I cant wait to be able to post a pic of a blackmouth that I catch. I'll be out all day saturday through the low tide sat night, wish me luck!!!!!
  2. sean_k Active Member

    Posts: 457
    Spanaway Wa.
    Ratings: +25 / 0
    You guys are killing me with the pics. Unbelivable fish I cant wait to be able to post a pic of a blackmouth that I catch. I'll be out all day saturday through the low tide that night, wish me luck!!!!!
  3. SAU Member

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    Edmonds
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    D.Rose: What type of rod were you lucky (good) enough to use landing that pig? I ask because I've been having fun with smaller blackmouth on my 7 weight and have wondered what would happen if (when) I find a nice 4-5 salt fish.
  4. Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    Ellensburg, WA
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    These pics are amazing! I am on the hunt for my first blackmaw as are a lot of people but it is really encouraging!!!
  5. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Mill Creek, WA
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    Yeah, I remember hitting fish like that on gear when I was a kid... beautiful pics... would be amazing to fight a blackmouth like those on a flyrod. Hopefully one day in the salt I'll be blessed with one, and my tippet will hold :)
    :beer2:
  6. d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    Ashland, Oregon
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    Alevin,

    I think that fish was on a 696 Winston BIIX. It's a little easier from a boat with a fish that big, as you're up high and can keep the rod low and really put the wood to them on 10lb Deep Blue.

    In general for Puget Sound I don't believe you need any more rod than that. Fish to 10 lbs can be handled just fine on a 6 or 7. Salmon are rarely leader shy so I'm usually not afraid to beef up the tippet and rip them in. You can apply way more pressure to a fish than most people realize.

    D