Sea Run Cutthroat Day

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by dryflylarry, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I fished from about 11 AM to 2 PM today (Sunday) somewhere north of Silverdale. It had been a while since I had chased some favorite cutthroats. I tresspassed up the beach (I assume) in front of some nice fancy homes. Fishing a short time on the way with a couple of light hits with the Squimp. Moving up the beach I found some nice moving incoming tide in front of the beautiful brick home. I made a few casts and the owner, whom I had seen working outside came on over and said hello and asked whether I caught any. I told him I had just started not long ago. I asked if it was ok if I fished his beach. He asked where I was from. When I replied he said "Sure" with a little hesitation in his voice. He asked my name also. So I asked his too. I thanked him for letting me fish on his beach. Shortly after he went back to his chores I hooked up with several nice cutthroat in the 12-13" range, then landed a beautiful 16"+. I had just switched to my Popcicle Stick just before hooking into the larger fish. I moved up the beach to kind of a cove area where the tide slows a bit but pushes really nice around the point I was fishing at.
    I proceeded to slam fish landing about a dozen 12-14". I hooked up with 3 good fish that each came unbuttoned and I know were all over 16 inches, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. It was a "good" day. All the fish were strong as heck. I normally use a dry line, but was using an intermediate today in the stronger moving tide. I intend to send the guy a letter in the mail thanking him for letting me fish his beach, hoping I can use it again.

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  2. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    whats that popsicle stick fly your talking about?
  3. Roger Stephens Active Member

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    Sounds like you had a very productive day. It is always a "treat" to be able read a report about sea-run cutthroat fishing on Puget Sound and appears that you have the northern Hood Canal area fisheries pretty well "dialed in".

  4. miyawaki Active Member

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    Good report Larry.

  5. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Here ya go Pat. This is my "go to" fly. Quite simple, but can be deadly. You can add eyes also, or tie it as a stinger. The thread is hot pink. Popsicle Sticks.jpg PS2.jpg PS3.jpg
  6. Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Great report! Grats on the fun and for being a concientious individual!
    Looking to go out for my first time probably Wednesday and those flies look good, I think I will tie me a few, what size hook are those if you don't mind me asking?
  7. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    nice. 1+ on the share. I tie a few bucktaits in a similar fashon. Have you tried purple over red over white. I also like a few strands of krystal flash on the back, it really makes it pop.
  8. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Larry, thanks for the report. Glad you found them thick and heavy.
  9. Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    Nice fish Larry, I've got some of your Popsicle Sticks ready for Resident Coho, boy I need to get out and fish.
  10. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Steve, resident coho love those also. We still have to get together. It appears I won't be around this coming weekend tho.

    Eyejuggler. Those are tied on #6 for cutthroat.
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  11. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Sounds as though you had a really good day, Larry. The idea of the letter sounds really courteous as well. That might get you back in the gate the next time.
  12. Mark Mercer Member

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    Way to go Larry, great day for sure! Everyone should have a few popsicle sticks in their box.
  13. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Thanks for the report and pics. Those are nice ties, Larry. I'm going to have to tie up a couple and try 'em out. That pink and green combo was working well on jigs (w/black heads) for Chehalis River tidewater Coho back in early Oct.
  14. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Nice fish Larry. Josh and I tried a few spots south of Silverdale today without as much success. I landed one average fish and josh got a few bumps. Tried a new beach that looks good at first but just didn't have any current. We're planning to head back out tomorrow to find some more!
  15. holtad Member

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    Finally hooked a few SRC on Saturday in MA12 on the outgoing tide. Only touched a few fish but beginner's luck was with me as my fish (ever in the salt) was over 22'. Hooked on an olive/white clouser pattern I picked up a the Gig Harbor Fly Shop the day before.

    I had the benefit of fishing from my buddy's boat and I'm hoping to get out again this weekend (on foot or by boat) if I can.

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  16. Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    Wow! Thats a PIG!
  17. rotato Active Member

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    On the alluminum deck?
  18. Bagman Active Member

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    Pop sickle. Those just look like they would catch fish. Going to tye up a few to drop in the Cut box. Do you get more hits with the eyes, or without?
  19. holtad Member

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    I got a note from another forum member letting me know that having a fish on deck like I did can severely hurt its chances for survival. I didn't realize the severity (although now that I've done some searches on this forum I realized its a prevalent topic) of doing that and will make sure to take every effort in the future to keep fish I'm releasing in the water. Releasing trout on the river as a kid we normally brought em up on deck in the net to remove the hook...

    Lesson learned and thanks for the feedback.

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  20. rotato Active Member

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    Well then
    Congratulations on a beautiful fish