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Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Stonefish, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Hit the beach with board member Troutrageous (Eric) today. Cold morning with the temp at 36 when I started fishing. Eric arrived a short time later.
    The forecast was for 100% chance of rain after 10am. 10:00 hit and it did rain a bit. One of the few times they've actually gotten the forecast correct. No wind though today which was a plus.

    We fished a couple of hours of the outgoing and about three hours of the incoming. Quite a few fish showing themselves. We ended up bring over a dozen fish to hand with many missed opportunities.
    Chartreuse was the top color today. I managed several nice fish on a Leland popper with a chartreuse head. I was to lazy to head back to my rig to put on my floater so I just fished it on my intermediate.
    Thanks for the fun day on the water Eric. Here are a few pics from today.
    SF

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  2. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Nice! If it was anywhere near as wet as it was at work all day then good for you guys for sticking it out. I forgot rain gear today and was thoroughly drenched at work for 12 hours.

    Those are some nice looking kings for sure!
     
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    There are a few pigs in there. Respectable fish for sure.
     
  4. Mark Mercer

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    SWEET !!!! Way to go guy's, some super fish there !!!
     
  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Sop,
    Regarding the gloves. I wear a light polypropylene liner then I put a pair of nitrile gloves over them. That allows my hands to stay dry which is key to keeping them warm. Definitely needed them yesterday.
    If you wear just nitrile, your hands will sweat inside the gloves. The polyprop liner eliminates that by wicking away any mosture. The liner / nitrile combo really helps cut the wind as well.
    If it is really cold I'll throw on a pair of Simms windstopper gloves over the top of those as pictured.
    I can still tie knots and it allows me to fish all winter with pretty warm hands.
    Not a great system but it works for me. After fishing all day in the rain and dunking my hands in the water yesterday, they were bone dry at the end of the day.

    I've been thinking about getting a pair of Kast brand steelhead fishing gloves. I'm just having a hard time swallowing the $80 price.
    SF
     
  6. rory

    rory Go Outside

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    Sorry to hijack the thread, nice fish! Poppers for life.
    I recommend these gloves from Glacier. Much more affordable.
     
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    miyawaki Active Member

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    Nice going boys!

    Leland.
     
  8. chrome/22

    chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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    Good call on the liners, nice low/cost fishing glove system.

    Some beauty SRC in the mix, popper stoppers deluxe. That one is stacked!


    c/22
     
  9. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    Nice fish and report!
     
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    Nice pics, thanks for sharing Stonefish. Way to get them in the rain!
     
  11. kelvin

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    kast gloves are worth it
     
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  12. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Thanks...that is good to know.
    SF
     
  13. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Brain, glad you and Tim got out and got some action.
    There seems to be a big increase in coastal cutts in
    the area you were fishing which leeds me to guess that
    there are much larger fish to be had....25 to 28 inches?
    The biggest I have seen here on North Bay was 22 inches.

    Dave
     
  14. Blake Harmon

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    State record SRC is 6 pounds even. So im gonna guess there isn't a whole lotta 25"-28" range fish swimming around in the sound.
     
  15. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    That looks like a NICE rainy day to me!!! Very nice Brian.
     
  16. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Brain...lol
    Dave,
    I've read here several times that searun cutthroat of that size would likely be steelhead / cutthroat hybrids.
    Bob's dad Roy told us he caught a cutthroat that was close to 8 lbs on a Hood Canal stream while fishing for steelhead in either the late 30's or early 40's.
    I wish he was still around as I'd love to ask him about some of the fish he encountered fishing back then.
    Brian
     
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  17. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    This is going back a ways but I remember a time in the mid to late '60s when I was just a teen working part-time at Pt. Defiance Boathouse in Tacoma (which later became my career!). The fish collector for the Pt. Defiance Aquarium, Bob Salatino, came in with a *huge* SRC in his boat's live tank. Being an avid cuttie fisherman even back then I said "Sal, let's put this thing on the scale before you transport it up the hill to the aquarium." As I recall (granted the memory get's a little fuzzy) it weighed 6 3/4 pounds. This was a "commercially" caught fish for live exhibit so wasn't available for the sport record but what a hog!

    My largest SRC from those years (remember, it was catch and keep back then) was 3 1/2 pounds and was caught halfway between the Boathouse and Owen Beach. I can even remember catching nice SRC under the pilings of the Pt. Defiance ferry launch!

    Ahhhhh.....the good old days, eh? Sigh............
     
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