Down in the Marrow

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Tacoma Red, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

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    I've been going 2-2 for the last 5 days. Every day pretty much the same with action coming at dawn or just pre-dawn. A little rain this morning. What's been odd is no visible signs of fish: coho jumping, no bait n birds, maybe an occasional seal but not often. No boaters and the very few others fishing (herring chuckers) have done well also. Not crowded. I'm always amazed at the amount of water flow right at the beach, almost a little scary as a bad fall in deeper water and your crab bait 500 yards out in an instant. I've been using clousers, chart or pink over white with a size 4 red stinger. I also caught a fish on a chart over white with just a few strands of blue polar flash. I'm liking my new Outbound Intermediate. This is the first fish I caught on Monday and all the rest since have been larger and slightly hooked-nose.

    My arm is sore...and I think the fishing's picking back up.

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    Sounds like more action then where I've been fishing. Great job, sounds like your having a blast!
     
  3. daveypetey

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    Where is the Marrow? I am off Monday and would love a day trip to get back into something big and silver.
     
  4. Tacoma Red

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    Marrowstone Point. Need Discover Pass. As you enter the park go straight uphill. The Ranger house is a left turn so go straight. Drive to the top of hill and you'll see a sign directing you down to the point. Activity for me has been on east facing beach just slightly South of actual point. Curious about Bluff area and the spit area to the West but haven't needed to.

    Has anyone experience about the beach and spit for the entrance to Squim Bay?. I've not fished it but looks good. Rocky first part and all sand, a very nice drift cell, the last part.
     
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  5. Josh Smestad

    Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    Happy to hear your still taking fish up north, means the fishing here will be good for a little bit longer.. :)
     
  6. ten80

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    Any sign of netters near Marrowstone? Fishing was has been slow in MA10 and MA9 lately, I suspect the commercial fishermen are intercepting a lot of the shoreline-travelling fish right now.
     
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    No netting that I saw except for some commercial boats passing thru. I have seen nets further south near tribal areas.
     
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    I think they're seining at night in MA-9. I was talking with Dimebright about this earlier today and I think you're right about why it's been slower in 9 and 10.
     
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    Sweet. I may just head up there in the am.
     
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    Anyone ever fish from the beach at the entrance to Squim bay lately?
     
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    Best of luck. Maybe Tuesday for me at the earliest. Maybe explore between PT and Squim.
     
  12. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Not pleasant when places named on the internet are swarmed with lurkers the next time you visit them.
     
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    Hmmm. My experience here is that fly fisher people are posting to help one another out and I'm glad it's working so well and you've been generous in those regards. However I've never had allusions that this Internet site is exclusive to any select group of people. Trying to limit the crowd to any well known area, say PnP, LP, BP, SP, vs any other area is futile IMHO but perhaps you know better than I. Thanks for your input.
     
  14. ten80

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    I think it unlikely that swarms of gearheads and fly fishermen will descend upon Marrowstone park; it's quite a haul out there from Seattle, plus the fishing beach crowds are winding down anyways. I appreciate the info Tacoma Red, thanks!
     
  15. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    A lot of info can be shared without naming a specific location, regardless of it's popularity.
    Glad you are having a good season.
    SF