Hood Canal :: 8/11

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  1. holtad

    holtad Active Member

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    Took the in-laws boat out on the canal yesterday & fished the incoming tide after pulling our crab pots. I am still learning the salt so we tried some bucktailing while cruising around & then switched to casting at points & rips. No salmon to be seen but we hooked up with a several sea runs which, combined with a few fresh oysters & cold beers, made for a good day. I asked the doc attendant what she'd been hearing and was told that reports of salmon were pretty few & far between. I had been told the pink run through the canal was generally earlier but she seemed to think they had yet to come in. Not sure who's info is correct but I'll probably be back out later this week/weekend to try my luck since its my easiest access to a boat.
     
  2. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    A couple points holtad. IN CASE you didn't know...

    #1 Sea-run cutthroat are "Catch and Release"... ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I HOPE, you didn't really kill them!!!!!! If you did, you are officially on my "S" list.

    #2 Fishing for salmon north of Ayock Rock (3/4 of the Hood Canal) is closed to salmon fishing until Sept. 1st. Only a portion of Quilcene Baby is open I believe, and south of Ayock Rock.
     
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  3. Tony Polizzi

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    Beer batter deep fried?
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    combined with a few fresh oysters & cold beers, made for a good day. Geesus......
     
  5. Tony Polizzi

    Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    Barb- less hooks too. Holtad don't you have some items for sale. In the classifieds?
     
  6. holtad

    holtad Active Member

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    Jeebus! I know the regs and have been schooled on here before about the treatment of sea runs (which I appreciated FYI). We were in the south part of the canal (put in at Union), used barbless hooks, released the fish in the water and didn't kill any. The only consuming we did was of beer and oysters.... Hooking fish just made it a sweet day!

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  7. holtad

    holtad Active Member

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    I will choose my words more carefully next time.

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  8. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Phew! Thank you. We were sweating it there for a moment!
     
  9. holtad

    holtad Active Member

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    I appreciate the concern and have tried to use this forum (in addition to reading regs) to educate myself on the RIGHT way to treat our unique fisheries.

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  10. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Larry, I did not assume from reading the original post that the searuns were fried up. Cool your jets, man! :p:D:cool:

    By the way, please let me know the next time you (or you and your GF), are heading out this way.
    I might be able to offer you some info on what's da current haps.
     
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  11. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Hey Jim, yeah, I thought of you while out there. Should have looked you up! I had some amazing Halibut and Chips at Bennett's in Grayland. Whoof!!! And breakfast at the Tokeland Hotel.
     
  12. Tony Polizzi

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    I found the whole thing funny.
    I ate a SRC in 93, not my favorite.
    Oysters and beer are much better.
    Holtad your all right, thanks for the post and for all we know someone learned something. All good things.
     
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  13. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Larry, both of those places offer great dining. For a killer hamburger, the Local Bar and Grill is hard to beat.
     
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    I read it like you meant it, but after Larry's comment I could see how someone could read it the other way. The internet doesn't always translate. Anyways, glad you had a nice time.
     
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  15. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Kind of a incomplete Hood Canal report in my opinion.
    All Hood Canal reports should contain details of your side trip to the Geoduck Tavern for a Oyster Po' Boy sandwich and some cold beers. :D
    SF
     
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  16. fish-on

    fish-on Waters haunt me....

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    Tsk tsk tsk, I agree. The flogging shall commence...;)
     
  17. CLO

    CLO Bonk Hatcheries

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    Halibut fish and chips from MA 10?
     
  18. Tracy Lauricella

    Tracy Lauricella Active Member

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    I'll be up visiting family on the canal this weekend, just a couple miles North of Hoodsport. I haven't decided what to fish for or how to fish it yet though- wading and boating are both viable options. I know it's a real open question, but any suggestions?
     

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