what fingerlings in the sound now?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Michael Dunn, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Michael Dunn New Member

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    I live on Vashon and while sitting on the north end ferry dock this morning I'm seeing lots of lttle fish jumping alll over the place.
    I didn't see anything chasing them but I was wishing I had my flyrod with me.
    I saw the same thing when we pulled into Fauntleroy.
    You think they are chum fry or...?
  2. tim beez beach maggot

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    possibly little cutts... i've been catching lots of cutts lately around 8-12" and they are voracious eaters. first time i saw them, i thought they were bait until i caught a few and some of them can jump quite high in the air
  3. Metrocync New Member

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    yes, I'd say various species, I've seen mostly red-band trout where I've been...
  4. Michael Dunn New Member

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    What I'm seeing are what I would call fingerlings. 1 to 2 inches long.
    I was thinking that there might be some src feeding there.
    That's why I was thinking about my fly rod.
  5. Preston Active Member

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    It's getting a bit late for chum and pink fry to be around in any numbers. There are many kinds of baitfish in the Sound at this time, I would suspect that young sand lance would be the most likely.

    Metrocync,
    Redband trout?
  6. riseform Active Member

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    While not as intense as a month ago, I'm still seeing a fair number of pink fry jumping in the Narrows.
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  7. David Prutsman All men are equal before fish

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    Did you throw that one in the smoker or fillet it out and keep it for the bbq?
  8. riseform Active Member

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    A prize catch like that? I sent it off to the fish taxidermist :thumb:
  9. tim beez beach maggot

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    i saw a TON of those around indian island. managed to "catch" one on my fly. new to the area if ya havent figured out :beer2:
  10. gt Active Member

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    have no clue what they are, but there are tens of thousands of 2" fingerlings in john wayne marina right now. wish i could figure out just what they are but i am clueless.
  11. tim beez beach maggot

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  12. Michael Dunn New Member

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    Is that called "dock seining?"


  13. tim beez beach maggot

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    yes, very similair to seining rivers for bugs.... match the hatch eh? :thumb:
  14. gt Active Member

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    WOW tim, i wish i could do that............................
  15. bankwalker Member

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    been catching tons of baby chum, and a few silvers.