I went scouting for early coho in MA-9 Monday and played with a couple small resident coho before calling it quits several hours later. I did see a couple nice football sized coho jump, but never got close to them. I decided to head for my favorite Searun beach on Hood Canal... which is where I always end up after being frustrated by salmon. Interestingly, I didn't see a cutthroat all day, but was very surprised to feel a slight tug and pull this little monster in.... definitely a first for me. The best part of this oddity was that I was fishing with Jeff Delia's pattern, the Delia's Squid, so not sure whether this was love or cannibalism. Either way it was a hilarious by catch!