Perfect Coastal Cutthroat

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Steve Knapp, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Now that is a nice specimen!! Good one Steve!
  2. Congrats on fooling that beastly dandy and bringing it to the net, and thanks for the well done report and pic.
  3. Beautiful fish Steve! I think catching a sea-run like that is a pretty rare event these days.

    I lucked into a football shaped sea-run a few years back and it's still right up there as one of my best fishing memories.
  4. Nice fish and nice net! Walmart? They were all sold i when I went there few weeks ago : (
  5. Gulp....that is one fat Cutt...
  6. Great looking SRC. Congrats!
  7. Thanks again guys, what an amazing fish... I can't stop thinking about how wide it looked when it slide into the net.
    Steve Rohrbach and I chased coho today, we found some fish, but none wanted to play. Steve had a brute on for a couple minutes until it shook off. I did find this awesome Hood Canal Cutthroat though, it went just short of 18", wicked yellow tones which didn't show up that well in the photo. It crushed the same slider as the other monster did. Coho hate me, but these amazing fish are more than making up for it!

    Hood Canal Cutt.JPG
  8. Steve, keep catching fish like these and it will be more than Coho that hate you! Have a great vacation and save some energy as we are going to chase hard when you get back from overseas.
  9. Steve, that's about the prettiest sea run I've ever seen. Wonder what river is home?
    Nice goin!
  10. Very nice indeed.
  11. This is defiantly the time of year for big SRC, the average size caught becomes much bigger. You'll only start seeing larger ones in October because it's their last chance at a big meal before winter. So much to do this time of year. Throw grasshoppers and streamers for trout on the yakima, fight huge SRC in the puget sound, or target giant coho on your favorite beach. Love this time of year, and it only gets better when the chum salmon start swimming by the beaches before they reach their rivers.
  12. The net is a Fisknat, local guy in Tacoma builds them. Sold at all the local fly shops, Puget Sound Fly Co, Gig Harbor, and Patricks anyway. Glad I've got it, makes release and photos a lot easier.
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  14. Those big cutts are mindbenders

    I want some.

  15. SRCPIG.
  16. I love it. That first cutty is perfect in every way. When they reach that size they have a different build.
  17. Beautiful fish - congrats and well done!
  18. Nicely done indeed.
  19. Thats a pretty great photograph: maybe those missing yellow tones could be brought up in photoshop........if I were you I'd be printing that picture. Love it!
  20. Awesome fish Steve.

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