can you fish carkeek beach?

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  1. C&CRods

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    Came across a few contradicting threads. Wanted to cast for salmon today somewhere close to home
     
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    Yes

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  3. Greg Armstrong

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    Don't see any reason why you couldn't.
    Give it a try and see how it goes.
     
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    Haha.... thanks for the responses.... yes, no, sure. Love it. Judging by the amount of early morning fisherman, I'm assuming yes. What is the biggest sculpin you all have caught.... I got a 16 incher today.... didn't realize they got so big.
     
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    Once when I was a kid I caught what I thought was a large sculpin off the des moines pier. Then when I got it in It was really a small lingcod, so I ate it. Hows that for an exciting story. I hate sculpins.
     
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    It was my first.... actually my first saltwater fish period.. it was kinda fun, no hate here. I'll be going back out at high tide for a pink later
     
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    I like sculpins - gives the searuns something to eat.

    Hey C&CRods;
    Being that's the 1st one, and a big one at that, you should go for a professional full head mount and hang that one on the wall! :)
     
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    The head was almost big enough to do that! Haha
     
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    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    It is a ok beach to fish if you need a quick fix. I've lived above the park for 25 years and haven't fished there in ten years. There are much better places to fish in my opinion.
    The north wind can be a bear there, especially in the afternoon and you are a right hand caster.
    SF
     
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    It's a zoo. I take my kids there and there's usually about a minimum of 50 people on the beach. Parking in the summer is also insane. When I go there I leave the rods at home.
     
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    I will agree. In the early a.m. it was nice. Wading way out was easy, maybe 10 other anglers and a few early morning beach joggers. Went down for high tide this afternoon.... and not one parking spot in the whole park. Im new to saltwater and don't know many places. Anyone wants to p.m. me a good place to start near north Seattle that would be nice, otherwise I'll be back in the obvious spots tomorrow a.m....which is fine with me.... few crowds anywhere at 6 a.m.
     
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    just a thought here if you want better parking go into the model airplane field and cross the tracks down to the beach right where pipers creek comes in, been a long time since I was there I grew up in the area helped the seattle skyraiders model club put that field in be careful if they are flying :eek: should see some chum action there in a bit as well also I know your target is salmon but there was a good population of sea perch there too. smitty
     

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