Favorite Puget Sound Fish (Salmon or Trout)

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Stonefish, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

    That pic is pre-2hand conversion. The rod is a custom that my mother commissioned for me from a well known maker down in Ft Lauderdale (I'm from the South) right before a jungle fishing trip to Nicaraugua/Costa Rica about 15 yrs ago. No idea what the blank is but it's a nice medium action rod that's caught a lot of interesting fish. Have a matched 5/6 & 7/8 set that I'll pass along to my kid someday along with my Browning Silaflex that I bought with lawn mowing money when I was 14...
  2. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

    Any saltwater fish that hammers my fly and fights me to my backing is on my list.

  3. Phil Fravel

    Phil Fravel Friendly

    SRC= Best looking and available and willing
    Humpy= good fighting and high #'s
    Coho= Great fun when you can find them
    Chum= Big and powerfull but usuall involves a bit of combat fishing
    King= I havent been so lucky yet

    Give me a Steelhead on a spey rod any day over the previous 5
  4. salt dog

    salt dog card shark

    SeaRun Cutthroat

    First Puget Sound fish I ever caught on a fly, on my 3rd attempt at beach fishing, was a 5 lb Coho from the beach..... damn near spoiled me for life. But I've grown to love SeaRun Cutthroat; they're much more subtle in all the things that make them incredibly unique.
  5. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

  6. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Yep, Yep, And Yep.<img src="http://www.pic4ever.com/images/www_MyEmoticons_com__fishing.gif" border="0" >
  7. Mr.E

    Mr.E He called me an Elitist ?? LOL ..what a moron

    1. Black Mouths (Kings)
    2. Blue Backs (Cohos)
    3. Dog Fish (Chums)
    4. SRC,s
    5. Humpy,s (Pinks)

    Now if I could ever catch salt run steels....They would probably be #2 on my list but sadly never had an opportunity. :(
  8. Kerfwappie

    Kerfwappie Member

    Coho's for the fight
    Cutts for the finesse
    Sculpin for the reassurance
  9. FlyOnThe Beach

    FlyOnThe Beach New Member

    1) Rezzies. Hit the fly like a freight train then with them it's off to the circus. Those beach poppers are a real kick!.
    2) Chum. Last years run was bad but good years prior. First one I ever caught bent the center spindle on a Ross Cimmarron. I had to palm the next three fish in that day. I now carry a second reel with the spare spool.
    3) Pink - solid fun and can have multiple fish days with ease (just limited this morning in about one hour. Lost 6 on top of it).
    4) SRC - funny...never targeted these fish specifically because always going after the Rezzies. Would like to change that but might need someone to show me the ropes.

    With all the saltwater oppertunities and usual solitude (besides major runs) I almost never fish freshwater anymore. I would say I fish the salt about 98 percent of the time now.
  10. rockfish

    rockfish Member

    With all the saltwater oppertunities and usual solitude (besides major runs) I almost never fish freshwater anymore. I would say I fish the salt about 98 percent of the time now.

    Hear that, went to a local lake this spring and was wondering why the entire time. You dont have to factor tides and seals from what I remember.
  11. Riffle

    Riffle Fish to Live - Live to Fish

    I have only been chum fishing a couple times, but the ones I caught were accidentally flossed/snagged in the ass or whatever, and from my observation that is what was happening to the others who were "catching" chum. So it pretty much turned me off. Do yo guys actually get them to strike a fly?
  12. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    All the time.
  13. Guillaume

    Guillaume New Member

    +1. I was on the Kenai for the second run of sockeye earlier this month. have been doing it for 20+ years. Fish this time were plentiful and huge by sockeye standards with many over 10 pounds. Caught them all on my 8wt and boy was that fun!! They do fight like crazy, and are incredibly strong.
  14. gotta love sea run cutthroat. best fish in the sound hands down.
  15. ganglyangler

    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

    iagree cutts are the bees knees!
  16. Paul Norton

    Paul Norton Member

    My first year fishing the salt and first year fly fishing, so my experience has been limited...

    1) Salad.
    2) Green Salad.
    3) More Salad
    5) Salad.

    4, I'm not talking about. Lets just say it was actually shorter than the baitfish imitation I was using, and I wondered if it had as much trouble getting the hook *into* its mouth as I did getting it out.
  17. Riffle

    Riffle Fish to Live - Live to Fish

    Good, I'll try again. Thx.
  18. Arthur Vakulchik

    Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

    These are the only fish that I have caught in the sound on the fly:

    1. Pink
    2. Pile perch
    3. Bullhead

    The Bullhead have been puttin up really good fights lately! ;)

  19. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    iagree-------All the time.
  20. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Chum, like any other type of fish can be tight lipped and then you are likely only to get aggression strikes or floss them when they have their mouths agape. You will not likely find any more aggressive fish that will literally pig pile over others in the school to come and hammer a fly you've just presented nearby. In thise situations those strikes can be violent and often and you had better have had a good breakfast, brought some reliable gear and be ready for a fine day at the office. Many will downgrade chum as boots, drones or zombies. As with other spawning fish they get to a point of degredation that only the food chain can appreciate, but long before that happens they are plentiful, pissed off and a pleasure to catch.