Styles of fishing for resident silvers

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Roger Stephens, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Roger Stephens

    Roger Stephens Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    .
    My fishing buddy and I fished twice this week for resident silvers between the windy, rainy storm fronts. The quality of fishing was about the same as last week.

    The style of fishing were different both days. Part of the beauty and challenge of fly fishing on Puget Sound is that every day is usually different since you need to find where the fish are "hanging out" that day and adjust your style of fishing to what the fish are doing or feeding on.

    The first day, we fished a strong ebb tide with the resident silvers frequently staying put for 5 to 10 minutes along the softer edge of current seams. This enabled us to anchor the boat and keep the fish within casting range until they mysteriously disappeared or we could see them move out of the area and then the "chase" was on.

    The second day, we fished slow ebb and flood tides and the resident silvers were constantly moving about "big time." So, we either had to: (1) try to get ahead of them which is not an easy task to do without spooking them plus they frequently will change directions or (2) drift and wait for them to come back by which they don't always do.

    When the resident silvers are on the move, they usually "win the cat and mouse game" but once in awhile you get lucky which is enough to keep you coming back!

    Roger
     
  2. cascade kid

    cascade kid New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2003
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    .
    I prefer a style that is as subtle and discreet as possible, Roger.

    Your pal,
    James Roberts
     
  3. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    630
    Media:
    36
    Likes Received:
    74
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Roger, your reports need to be much more discreet and circumspect. Every time you mention a marine area, imagine how many people sell everything and move here from Missoula. What next, are you going to name counties????
    Your true friend, Steve:)
     
  4. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Messages:
    2,172
    Media:
    13
    Likes Received:
    364
    Location:
    Bozeman, MT
    That's funny, I moved here from Missoula. Not for the fishing, though.
     

Share This Page