Cutts & Coho

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Stonefish, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I made it out yesterday for my first ever day chasing cuts on salt with a fly rod. Golfman44 took me out in exchange for steelhead (and then as it turned out stillwater information). I landed one in the first spot we stopped and missed three others. What I discovered was if a fish rose and you could land your fly quickly by it the fish would take. I witnessed four rises that I could cast to quick enough and on all the fish took my fly. I fished three different patterns, so I really don't think the pattern matters much. I did see some chum fry at our first spot, but not many.

    We moved to another area, and I did see a fish rise there but in an attempt to fish a deeper water slot with some current I had put on an indicator and a marine worm pattern. I still had it on when that fish rose. I casted hard and my indicator slipped down to my fly. Two strips later the fish came up and slammed my indicator. I looked to be a nice fish but I didn't have a hook attached to the indicator so I lost him.

    I'm looking forward to really chasing silvers this summer again.
     
  2. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    One time I took the kids out and we fished one of those casting bobbers. So you fish a U l spinning rod with the casting bobber (partly water filled) and a fly underneath it. Upon retrieval an SRC slammed the bobber...the kids got excited and started cheering...it was fun. In my experience, if there are SRC and you cast (nearly) anything near them they'll ambush it. - fun fish no doubt when they're around and ready to play.

    No I need to get our move to a new home over with so I can get back at them. 2 more weeks! Hate moving! :)
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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  4. doublebluff

    doublebluff Go Beavs

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    Great pic of the fry. Sure wish I could get up there more.
     
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  5. Cougar Zeke

    Cougar Zeke Active Member

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    How do they come up with the numbers in this forecast?

    I think it would be appropriate to have the 2013 Forecast vs. Actual to see if they were even in the ballpark last year.
     
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  6. driftflyfisher

    driftflyfisher New Member

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    Has anyone had any luck at Lincoln Park or the Tacoma Narrows or Titlow Park?
     
  7. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Hit the west shore of Colvos passage yesterday on the afternoon ebb, hung out with Mark Mercer and Sterling Silver, but absolutely nothing to show, not even a bump. Always good to get out especially after all the weather.
     
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  8. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    I got out Sunday; hit a few beaches, didn't see any salmonid activity. Plenty of bait, but they were swimming about unmolested, so I was in the wrong spots. Felt good to stretch my casting arm out though!
     
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  9. Tool Fly

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    I live close to Lincoln and was there Sunday afternoon, sadly with dog leash in hand instead of fly rod. Was scanning the water hard on my walk and no hint of surface activity, though that's usually the case. I've had my best luck there on sub-surface searching patterns. I've fished it twice this year with no luck. Yet!
     
  10. Andrew Shoemaker

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    I was driving back home to Olympia today from fishing up in Purdy where I got skunked and on the way back stopped a long the hood canal to see if I could catch a glimpse of any salminod activity...and there is activity. I'm going to fish the canal in the morning if anyone wants to join.
     
  11. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Got out Saturday in MA13; managed my first SRC of the year. Lots of fry near shore, not much chasing them on the beaches I was fishing. Good times!
     
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