Beware 2: Big SRC in MA9

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  1. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

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    salty chum.jpg Out fishing for salmon today and hooked this pig of a SRC! This has to be some kind of a record and was quite a surprise!

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    ;) Sorry Pat, couldn't resist! Caught this bright chum in MA9 today. Pretty unusual catch as far as I know. Took a pink over white clouser. Does anyone know if it would be a late summer run or an early fall chum?
     
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  2. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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  3. Rob Ast

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    I bet that put a bend in your rod.
     
  4. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Great job Matt! Looks like something bit that chum besides your Clouser. My guess is that it is an early fall chum all chromed out.
     
  5. Nick Clayton

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    It was pretty awesome to watch. We couldn't figure out what it was, history knew it was big. Definitely didn't fight like a silver

    That pic doesn't do that fish justice. It was just bad ass.
     
  6. Patrick Allen

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    Very sweet catch
     
  7. Jamie Wilson

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    Awesome fish
    Looks like something took a bite out of it
     
  8. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Looks like a native gill net
     
  9. mtskibum16

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    Yeah not sure what the injury was from. I was thinking maybe a gill net. I didn't inspect it real close since I was releasing it.
     
  10. Tacoma Red

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    Next time bring a pair of water skis for a free ride. Nice catch congrats!
     
  11. Nick Clayton

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    The injury looked very bite mark to me. I could clearly see the line of teeth where something tried to take a bite out of it. But not totally sure what all a Gill net injury can look like
     
  12. Searunseeker

    Searunseeker Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    That will stretch your string... nice fish!
     
  13. Peter Pancho

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    Wow bonus for you! Looks like the Quilcene is having there early run now from reports
     
  14. Jeff Dodd

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    That must have been exciting. I have seen them landed a few times in MA9, but never on my line. Good job stopping that fish. This is when a good drag really pays off.
     
  15. miyawaki

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    Chrome chum are hot. Congrats!

    Leland.