Saltwater Cutthroats

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Frank, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Frank New Member

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    I am planning a visit with an old friend who has moved to Shelton, WA. The fly fishing for searun cutthroats sounds very interesting. Does anybody have any specific locations near Shelton to try?
    Melbourne, FL
  2. ibn Moderator

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    The whole s. sound is great for cutties, use the search function to check the archives and you will find lots of info on what kind of habitat they frequent, this subject has been discussed many, many times. Do some reasearch here, then look for public beaches, check them out and see if they're the right type of area to try. Ask your friend you're staying with about beaches as well.

    Sorry for the vague response, but you gotta do a little legwork yourself, like everyone else has. :)
  3. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Hi Frank,

    Also, when you're in the area check into either of the two flyshops in the Olympia area, one in Olympia itself, the other in Lacey. Both shops can provide directions to beach sites that are accessible to the public and which can be productive. Plus, they will be able to suggest (and supply) some flies that should work.

  4. willieboat Member

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    Check out the part of Oakland Bay that John's Creek dumps into.

  5. hendersonbaylocal Member

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    Johns Creek...Yes! The chum capital of the world!
  6. Les Johnson Les Johnson

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    When all of the baby chums have scattered away from the estuaries it will become a different game for cutthroat in the salt. Once again cutthroat will be back into their highly mobile mode, cruising the nearshore in search of euphausiids, pillbugs and various baitfish. South Sound has some cuthroat in the salt all year around. You will simply have to do some searching to find the "right rock" on a particular day, or tide. That is how all the dedicated cutthroat anglers do it. There is no pat hand in this game.
    Good fishing,
    Les Johnson