I went out for my 3rd experiment this year chasing res coho or cutthroat on beaches last weekend. Started at Titlow beach near the narrows bridge. Fished 3 hoursin the AM, did not get one hit and saw nothing encouraging in the water. No jumping baitfish, no jumping coho and no sea birds yelling and diving. Nothing at all. Discouraged, I decided to explore south. I ended up at a place called solo point. I fished there for another few hours. Same story, no baitfish, no fish, no sea birds. As I was thigh deep in water, practicing my double haul, a white pickup with 2 very stern police got out and called me to shore. Turns out I was on "Federal Land" and could have been arrested on "federal charges" for "trespassing". I answered questions honestly and hoped for the best. They took my info, ran it and came back. Told me to leave and that they would arrest me if they caught me here without a permit. My bad. I had never been fishing there before and assumed the signs along the access road were old or not enforced. I will get a permit before visiting that beach again. This is the 3rd fruitless outing to the salt this year. I would like to break the code, but honestly this is starting to feel like the odds of hooking a trout or salmoniod in the salt are about as good as hooking a winter steelhead on a local river. Just one good day of hooking a few trout might put the spark back into saltwater beach fishing. Years ago I lived in West Seattle and fished Lincoln Park a few years. Each trip produced 2-3 fish in a couple hours. Then on the 3rd year nothing, just like the switch had been turned off. I quit the salt after that bad year. Anyone who has success in the MA-13 Tacoma to Dupont area I would like to hear from you. A little inside knowledge on how to/where to would be greatly appreciated. PM will work if you do not want to give away your "honey hole" or techniques. I have scoured the internet and found plenty of conflicting info for sea run cuthroat. I love exploring, but at least one fish per 6 -8 hr day would make the exploring that much more rewarding.