Area 9 Beach report

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by miyawaki, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    I don't see many fly fishers on the beach (maybe you're all waiting for pinks) but I've made two trips out into the Kitsap Peninsula, Area 9 beaches and have had a terrific time. Last Monday, on two different beaches, using a pink #2 beach popper, I landed 5, lost 4 at the hand and had many many follows. This morning, in a blustery, rainy dawn, me and three friends landed a total of 5 coho and lost or missed a bunch in the two hours we fished before catching the ferry back to the shop. Todays coho were all unmarked and between 4 and 6 pounds. Man, do I love July coho who are driven to do nothing but eat!

    Leland.
     
  2. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Sounds like a great day, I'll admit Im kind of waiting for the pinks since they are close to my house. I also have not been out due to bad tides not to mention I dont live in that good of an area for coho or cutties.
     
  3. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Leland, Thanks for the frequent updates and motivation to get out to the beaches! Looks like I need to get out soon!

    Bill :cool:
     
  4. Rob Ast

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    Leland,

    no need to spill the secret Honey Holes (Honey Beaches?), but were these 2 beaches Point-no-point and Eglon, or other locations? I've hit up PNP a few time recently with some nice coho action. Have yet to tie on the coho poppers I tied the other night.

    Rob
     
  5. Evan Burck

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    i was planning on going to area 9 beaches on sunday, but woke up to rain and went back to sleep. that appears to have been a terrible decision :beathead:
     
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    I was out in the boat in Area 9 and I hit a dozen 4-6lb coho in two trips. I fished for 5 hours on Saturday and 2 hours on Sunday. This is my fourth season fishing the salt and it is easily the best I've ever seen it for coho. I'm headed back out tomorrow! I would not be fishing anywhere else right now.

    Donte
     
  7. Peter Pancho

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    Awesome day today on the Kitsap Pen. My buddy and I hooked multiple times and witnessed a dude landing a HUGE 20lb king on the beach, even better it was a hatchery, so he was able to take it home.

    This might be the best year yet for all species, yet to get into some summerrun though.
     
  8. roger

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    I would like to take this thread off shore. In MA 9 what are your favorite ways to locate coho off shore (from a boat)? Covering lot of rips (characteristics of good rips?) or going to established areas?
    Thanks to all who reply
     
  9. Evan Burck

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    heheh..... ptyd
     
  10. roger

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    If Beersmith's pictured is from today, I'm the boat in the background. I like to find fish away from the established beach crowd. Nice Pic
     
  11. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    that was about 8am or so today
     
  12. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    is that an area 9 beach or 10? nice looking fish! Silver??
     
  13. Curtis

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    I just dont want to spend the $40 for the ferry from seattle!!
     
  14. Evan Burck

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    the kingston ferry from edmonds is $14 one way. i've been messaging other members who are gonig out there to try to meet up and carpool across and split the cost.
     
  15. Denny

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    Why you going only one way? Not coming back?