Sea-run Cutthroat

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by sanderson, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. sanderson

    sanderson Sanderson

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    tukwila, washington
    Heading out this weekend for a few nights at Scenic Beach State Park MA12 and would like to get out and fish a bit for some Cutthroat. I’m restively new to salt water fishing and if I’m reading the regs correctly salmon season is close in this area until Sept. 1s t (North of Ayock Point). The question is if Cutthroat are legal to fish year round and if I’m targeting Cutthroat and I’m approached by the fish game department can I get into trouble by telling that I’m fishing for Cutthroat. Also what if I hook into a salmon.

    Any advice.
     
    Bob Triggs likes this.
  2. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,179
    Media:
    83
    Likes Received:
    571
    Location:
    port orchard, wa
    If you're using a 8wt he might not buy you're story, he would just think you're crazy for using such a large rod for cutt's. If you're using 5wt or 6wt there won't be a problem. If you catch a coho, no big deal just let it go. You don't have anything to worry about, go fish, have fun and good luck...
     
  3. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2003
    Messages:
    4,084
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    796
    Location:
    Olympic Peninsula
    Home Page:

    We have "selective gear rules",(barbless hooks etc.), and catch and release rules, to provide for targeting one species when another species, which may be present at that time, is closed to fishing or harvest. Trout fishing is open in Washington Marine waters "year-round, catch and release, except two hatchery steelhead may be retained". All wild trout, ( Cutthroat or Steelhead),must be released without avoidable injury.

    So, as long as you are sea run cutthroat trout fishing, using appropriate tackle and techniques etc., you should have no problem. Any salmon that you might catch, in an area closed to salmon fishing, must be released as well. We do this all of the time. http://olympicpeninsulaflyfishing.blogspot.com
     
  4. sanderson

    sanderson Sanderson

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    tukwila, washington
    Thanks i'll be on the water this weekend.

    Steve
     
  5. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Messages:
    3,002
    Likes Received:
    242
    Location:
    .
    Caught an 18" sea run, on the first cast with a new rod at Scenic a few years back.
     

Share This Page