Great Time of the Year for Searuns

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by miyawaki, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. miyawaki Active Member

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    Got a nice hole in the weather an hour or so before low slack. The high tide, wind and brown water chased Robert Gerlach and me away from our first three choices. The beach closest to where we met for breakfast five hours earlier gave up some of her beautiful chrome bright trout. All on the popper!

    Leland.

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  2. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    very nice! I always love seeing these guys in the salt. Something about it seems magical. Always worth the effort to find
  3. Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Outstanding Leland!
    Bradley and I hit it this morning in the South Sound, the waters were seriously brown/murky and the wind/rain were atrocious. We should have moved but kept hoping it would get better :/
  4. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Nice Leland, however, I think I will wait for the "brown-out" to subside, but I may be out sooner than later! The Hood Canal is probably chocolate!
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  5. Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    And the assault begins...look out fishes, Leland is semi-retiring and he is on the loose. Well done, as usual, Leland.
  6. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    As of today (Wednesday) the canal is not chocolate (at least the upper end) and some nice cutts, 12 to 16 inches, were caught on the east side by someone. :cool:
  7. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    No love for me over the weekend. A couple of hits both days, none to hand. Good couple of days to be on the beach.
  8. Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Obviously Leland needs to take a couple of us newer guys under his popper wing and take us out fishing, now that he has some extra time on his hands. Leland, Leland??? :)
    (I'll buy the single malt; I'm sure eyejuggler will buy the cigars......)
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  9. miyawaki Active Member

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    We'll get those tides back in shape after the holidays

    Leland.
  10. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    And I'll bring the lunch if you let me in on the deal!
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  11. daveypetey Active Member

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    Leland-

    Just wondering how far from the mouth of a river you were? Less than a mile? Just trying to figure out if any of my local beaches might be productive today.
  12. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Really only one way to find out....GO FISH! ;)
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  13. daveypetey Active Member

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    Went today. Forgot my rod. Too excited I guess. I could go back but high tide is at 3ish in West Seattle. Grrrrr. :(
  14. miyawaki Active Member

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    I don't even think about mouths of streams, rivers and estuaries. I found out a long time ago that the old saying, "searun cutthroat don't venture more than 1/4 mile from their natal stream," is full of shit.

    Leland.
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  15. daveypetey Active Member

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    Ha! Yes I found that to be true yesterday. Went back at high tide and saw many rising, but didn't even have so much as a tug. Leland with your poppers, are they still effective in rough water?
  16. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    +1

    IMHO, cutts are very opportunistic and not limited by what "experts" say they'll do. They'll go wherever food and habitat is good even if that means leaving the natal nest.
  17. miyawaki Active Member

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    daveypetey,

    Yes. Even more so. The most difficult water s dead calm.

    Leland.
  18. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I stepped out for a couple hours today near Bremerton/Silverdale. A few LDR and a few bumps that I didn't connect. It was cold and mixed snow and rain! I landed a nice prime 13 incher is all. But, a good brake from the news media today. I'm going with a popper next time I hit the water I think. cutt.jpg
  19. miyawaki Active Member

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    Pretty fish Larry, very pretty.
    Leland.
  20. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    I was out somewhere south of the southworth ferry and found fish going airborne with casting range but got no love. Good day out and learned some good stuff, but it would have been nice to connect to something.

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