7/23 MA9 report

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Rob Ast, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    I hit the beaches for the first time this year. I was at a popular Kitsap county locale at 5:00, with the beach already holding a fair number of anglers. I saw a few fish taken sporadically, but no big pods passing through. Two fish to hand, and I called it a morning at 8:30.

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  2. daveypetey

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    I am so JEALOUS.
     
  3. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Damn, nice work!

    That was possibly the most low-key post to end with "two to hand" ever!
     
  4. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    Actually, the whole morning was pretty low key, so that fits. Interestingly both fish hit within 20 feet of the rod, so no prolonged battles as I tried to get them in. It was pretty much "clamp down and surf them into the beach".
     
  5. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    That's great man. Glad you found some fish either way. I'm getting excited for them to start finding their way a little closer to me.

    Have fun out there.

    J
     
  6. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Rob,
    Nice report, fish....and basket! ;)
    SF
     
  7. Ralphie

    Ralphie Mike Ralph

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    Nice work Rob! Glad to hear you hooked them so close since I can only cast 21 ft.
     
  8. bigdood

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    Nice work!
     
  9. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Nice work! And 'Ho's to boot!
     
  10. mtskibum16

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    Thanks for the report. Still pretty hit or miss right now it seems. Glad you got it on a "hit" day! Monday at a different MA9 beach, our group of 3 had 4 hookups and 2 fish to the beach (pinks). That was the only action for anyone on the beach all morning except a king caught on herring.
     
  11. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    Way to step up to the slot machine for the first time this year, pull the handle, and hit the jackpot!
     
  12. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    wait... where are my Ho's?

    Nice Fish Rob! What kind of fly did you get them on?
     
  13. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Different area codes...
     
    Denny and wadin' boot like this.
  14. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Nice Rob!
     
  15. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I'll be hitting probably the same popular beach on my way to Neah Bay Friday morning. Let me know if you'll be making another appearance.