Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Stonefish, Dec 31, 2012.
Can you get onto the beach there? I've been looking at that place; but never from my yak...
Nice pic, boot!
Yes. The whole area seems pretty shallow though.
Okay; cool.... thanks. Now to find a place to launch from........
A pre game area 13 snack
I would like to try this MA 13 place... I have only fished for SRC once since I've started fly fishing. And never attempted coho on the fly. MA 13 directions would be great but I recon any place I can get my line wet with the chance of catching something would be awesome. Anyone willing to pass on any info. I think I should add, I don't have boat. So maybe this makes me SOL...
There are multiple places that you can catch these fish from the beach. So, you're not SOL. Look at a map for Parks that are on the water and start there.
A couple of notes
I have seen good numbers of rezzies at different spots but this is the first time they came into my local hole
Fish are large for this time of year
The coho were keying on something on the bottom
It was essential to get the fly down to them
I tried a gurgler and received one swirl
Switched back to the intermediate line (which is a pain in the kayak)with the classic chartreuse clouser and fish on
It was an hour after high slack when they became active
A sandy /muddy beach with downed trees
He was adipose clipped and had an empty stomach
Your fish reminds me of the response that John Steinbeck made when asked to comment on Hemmingway's Old Man and The Sea. He said something to the effect that he was more concerned about a fish that would fit in the frying pan than be put up on the wall. Yum! but where are the lemon slices?
Rotato: Thanks for pics. Also good advice for James.
James: Get Chester Allen's book on Sea Run Cutthroat fishing. Much of the advice and info he gives can be applied to coho. Good Luck.
I nixed the lemon slice and dill sprig photo
I figured I would get flamed
Bacon wrapped rezzie cooked in shallots will add some calories to the winter diet. Avoid if trying to lose weight.
I'm curious what people's thoughts are on gutting fish on the shore and "recycling" the guts. I ask as i see that you probably bled but didn't gut the fish until you got home.
Fish guts on the beach generally last about 10 seconds before sea gulls take them. Any scraps they don't get, the crabs do. So it is not a problem to gut your legal limit of fish on the beach near the edge of the water, if that's what you are wondering, unless you are doing it where it will impact others enjoyment of the beach.
The guts of my fish went to the worm bin
But I feed the crabs and bullheads too
+1.... gulls and crabs gotta eat too. I always clean them on the spot when I'm done. I just don't do it right in front of
of a bunch of innocent bystanders.
Any tips on cooking? (Broil/bake/temp?time?) Looks darn tasty...
PM me which beach you got them at too as I am doing a little reach of my own!
Don thanks for your contribution to this fishery