MA 9 8/6: A day late and a dollar short

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Rob Ast, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    Nice work Rob! I wouldn't feel bad sending a fish like that back! All these Kitsap reports (especially kings) sure aren't going to help with the already crowded beach though.
  2. Bagman

    Bagman Active Member

    You couldn't be more correct. 5:00am today I was in the water standing my ground/water. Waiting for some light to come through the fog. By 6:00am I had kids and grown men casting from the bank over both shoulders. I couldn't take it any longer. Told one of the buzz bombers he could have my spot. He said that he would not give up that spot if he were me. All I could tell him was I could not take the chance of hooking someone. High point of the day was watching a 10 year old kid landing a nice Coho.
  3. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

    Sorry to hear about your experience with the crowds, that sounds awful. The pinks haven't really even arrived yet either. It's tough there at high tide.
  4. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    The key to that is a few carefully placed backcasts that buzz their head. They usually figure out the faults of their positioning and find somewhere else to fish. :p

    That said, you do need to learn to be an efficient and accurate caster and be comfortable fishing close to others if you're going to fish there. I know when I first started beach fishing I got uneasy if someone was within 20 ft of my casting side. These days as long as it's not windy I'm good to go as long as I can't reach over and touch my neighbor. ha
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  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Another reason to love fishing the salt on even years.
  6. flyfool

    flyfool Active Member

    I hope you entered that on your Catch Record Card and released it back to the wild. Thumbs are an endangered species.
  7. Bagman

    Bagman Active Member

    I don't want to put a hook in anyone but hurting a kid that is out for his first fishing experance. Man I really dont want to do that. No fish is worth hurting anyone. It's was best to just walk away and fish another day.
  8. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    did you guys see the foam at the end when he got that hook out? better just pinch those barbs.
  9. Patrick Allen

    Patrick Allen Active Member

    I'd settle for a released king. It's better than a stick in the eye or a hook in the hand. Nice post Rob

  10. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

    Nothing that an ADC can't cure.
  11. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    I thought salmon on the sound were barbless anyway

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