SRC fishing tomorrow at Deception Pass

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  1. Chris Selvar

    Chris Selvar Member

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    I have a meeting up on Whidbey tomorrow, in oak harbor at 10:30, hoping to be done by 12, and will take probably 2 or 3 hours to try SRC fishing at deception pass on my way home. Has anyone tried fishing for them here? current to strong? This will be my first time fishing for SRC, any pointers would be helpful
     
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    well went and tried but forgot my waders at home, so I was standing high and dry on the beach casting, didn't catch anything but I dont know if they where out of casting reach for me or I was just going about it wrong
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    I could bore you for hours talking about all the times I thought "they were out of casting reach for me or I was just going about it wrong"!

    Good on ya, mate, for gettin' out there and trying! That's what it's all about, eh? :)
     
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    Amen Dipnet,

    to a degree...I've caught fish in such skinny water it really doesn't make sense, the only reason I cast into under 6 inches of water, 2 ft from the shore was because I couldn't believe a fish was rising there, but it was. The less water, the harder for prey to escape is my view. I used to almost despair if I arrived at a beach and folks are up to their armpits, cutts typically don't go that deep. On the other hand soon realized I can easily move around the beach and cover a lot more water nad therefore more fish (if they are there [hint]) and the arm pitters can't or don't. I usually wade up to my knees,sometimes above but in my experience there's no great need, movement not depth is the key. You'll end up in the 'zone' and not your fly.

    The amazing (read really frustrating) thing about cutts is sometimes they are at that beach and you're a SRC guru and other times they're not and you stink. Move around the beach and if you're not seeing fish or having them come to your fly, you need to be where the fish are...at a different beach or maybe fish a different part of tide, i.e. ebb not flow. It sucks a bit but that's why it's fishing. You didn't have much choice as you sneaked an opportunity but I'm sure it was still a good time to be out, if not great.

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Yup, I usually start my beach fishing by casting into the really skinny water from a few feet up from the waterline. If no joy there I'll get a bit closer, maybe wetting the boots a bit, and cast both up and down the waterline. Only after that will I get the waders really wet and try deeper water.
     

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