The last week or two there are have been fewer SRC in a couple of home water estuaries. Today was one of the first light wind days in the last week. So my fishing buddy and I made a curcuit of our favorite fishing locations away from estuaries. We got into some nice/large sized SRC at seven of the nine locations that we fished. Almost all the spots were 4 miles or more away from any estuaries. Almost had schools of chum fry dimpling the surface in slack water adjacent to current seams but only the occassional SCR were chasing the fry. It looks like the normal run(Nov.) Fall chum fry have finally made it out to the saltchuck and are heading out to the ocean and bring the SRC in hot pursuit after them for an easy meal. Thus, the main out migration of SCR to the saltchuck appears to have happened or is in progress with the SRC spreading out into Puget Sound. So now it is a fun hunt and seek game to find out where they are hanging out that day. I was using a chum fry pattern plus a small skating candlefish pattern with little success which was a surprise. My buddy was getting the SRC regularly on a reddish/yellow/orange mixed dubbed soft hackle shrimp pattern that he ginned up a month ago and has worked well for him on larger sized SRC ever since. When I switched to his pattern, I was into the SRC and we had a couple of doubles which is the ultimate blessing when fishing with a buddy. Some much for my preference to use clouser minnows and skated surface flies. A year ago a fisheries biologist told my fishing buddy that he believed SRC in the saltchuck generally tend to hang together by size class. Today and the last month or so that seems to be true. At most locations we have either catch only nice/larged sized SRC and others only smaller fish. Have others of you been experiencing that kind of pattern at your favorite SRC locations?