Great Time of the Year for Searuns

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

  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    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

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    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

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    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

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

    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

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    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

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

    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

    miyawaki Active Member

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

    Leland.
     
  10. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

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

    daveypetey Active Member

    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

    mtskibum16 Active Member

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

    daveypetey Active Member

    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

    miyawaki Active Member

    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

    daveypetey Active Member

    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

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

    +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

    miyawaki Active Member

    daveypetey,

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

    Leland.
     
  18. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    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

    miyawaki Active Member

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

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    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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