Golden Gardens /Carkeek/LP reports?

porterHause

Just call me Jon
#1
Fished Golden Gardens on Sat/Sun mornings, trying out my new flatwing ties. No salmon to be seen, but the boats were thick at the buoy. 5 Flatfish and lots of sculpin to hand. Nothing to set my heart afire.

Anyone have any luck at LP or Carkeek?
 

daveypetey

Active Member
#2
Fished Golden Gardens on Sat/Sun mornings, trying out my new flatwing ties. No salmon to be seen, but the boats were thick at the buoy. 5 Flatfish and lots of sculpin to hand. Nothing to set my heart afire.

Anyone have any luck at LP or Carkeek?
I ventured out to GG last week, same exact result, although I didn't see any boats that weren't wind powered and crewed by a number of pastel polo shirts.

I did go to LP on Saturday morning. Suprisingly not crowded, 5 SRC's to hand and 1 salmon followed a minnow pattern to my feet.

Cheers
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#3
I live just above Carkeek. I've noticed a number of people fishing there lately so there is likely some action going on. Definately worth a shot.
Good luck out there,
SF
 

Richard E

Active Member
#4
I saw you there Saturday morning; I was one of the many boats out on the water. I was there mainly to check my crab traps. The water (at the time I was out) wasn't quite moving right for me, but I put in some casting time up at Richmond Beach anyway. Nada, zero, zilch - big swing and a miss for me.

Golden Gardens and Carkeek Parks aren't the most productive locations, but everyone once in a while they'll kick out something.

I heard from an extremely reliable source LP was pretty crowded Sunday morning.
 
#5
I heard from an extremely reliable source LP was pretty crowded Sunday morning.
I fished LP Friday, Saturday, Sunday mornings 7:20 - 10:00AM +/-, introducing relatives to beach fishing. Not many crowds of people or fish (compared to what LP is usually like) maybe 12-15 at most fishing. Saw 5-6 fish on beach Friday, 3 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday. Got one each on Friday and Sunday. Sunday the bites were around low tide. Friday it was an early bite then again about 9:30 when the incoming tide was moving strong. There was talk of good fishing on Wednesday and Thursday in the morning.

The silvers are on their way.
 

porterHause

Just call me Jon
#8
I sure wish there were more time in the fall...I take off on Friday for my hunting trip. 10 days without fishing...so very sad. Hopefully they'll be around when I get back.

GG has never really produced for me. I've seen fish while diving for crab, but never on the end of my line. I had decent luck at LP last year, but GG being 10 minutes vs. LP at 30 away often makes my decision easy.

What patterns are everyone using?
 

Jager

New Member
#9
Hit Carkeek this morning from 6am-8. Saw a small group of pinks, and a couple fish jumping, Coho maybe? I hit nothing as I suck at this F'ing sport.. I want to move back to CO, at least I caught fish there.
 
#11
I fished Carkeek for the first time two weeks ago after work. Tide was going out. There were a few gear guys on the beach chucking pink buzz bombs. I occasionally saw some fish roll near casting range. When nothing seemed to be happening, I hooked and landed a 4lb resident coho about 10 feet offshore on a minnow pattern. First salmon of the season. Haven't fished Carkeek since, but I am tempted now that I had some success. Many people post that there isn't much action there, and that may be the case on average, but it was good for me.
 

Eric B

Montana hillbilly
#13
I got my butt handed to me at LP on Monday. I fished from 6:30 in the a.m. til after 12:30pm. Not a tug. All the action was to the right of the old piers (or whatever those concrete structures are). All of the fish I saw hooked/landed except for one were on that side of the beach. I tried all my different patterns, tried all kinds of different strip speeds, for both pinks & coho, but no love. Seemed like the fish were just not coming down south of that spot. Weird. Needless to say, I was pretty frustrated.
 

DimeBrite

MA-9 Beach Stalker
#14
The salmon may have smelled the Montana on your waders and kept to the other side of the point???

I got my butt handed to me at LP on Monday. I fished from 6:30 in the a.m. til after 12:30pm. Not a tug. All the action was to the right of the old piers (or whatever those concrete structures are). All of the fish I saw hooked/landed except for one were on that side of the beach. I tried all my different patterns, tried all kinds of different strip speeds, for both pinks & coho, but no love. Seemed like the fish were just not coming down south of that spot. Weird. Needless to say, I was pretty frustrated.
 
#15
I fished Carkeek on Saturday with a friend and we didn't get anything. Did have a salmon jump in between us but no luck. We fished Golden Gardens on Sunday and Monday. No luck on Sunday but my friend caught a resident coho and lost another about five minutes before I got into the water. After that no action. Always late to the party I guess...will try again this weekend.