Favorite Puget Sound Fish (Salmon or Trout)

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Stonefish, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    1. SRC
    2. Silvers
    3. Rockfish (coppers, calicos etc)
    4. Kings
     
  2. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    1) Coho
    2) Chummies
    3) Coastal Cutts
    4) Humbolt Squid
     
  3. Steve Saville

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    I haven't ever caught a Sockeye in the salt but I've been to Alaska many times for the Sockeye run on the Russian River and I can tell you that they fight like no other salmon species I have ever caught and along with the current of the river, they will bend a 10 wt. rod in half. They taste the best , in my opinion, also.
     
  4. Thomas Mitchell

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    1) big sea-run cutthroat
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    2) everything else...
     
  5. golfman65

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    Thomas, that doesn't look like your Meiser?

    Since I am king of the by catch...I can't list any fav's though winter rezzies are pretty cool when they torpedo just under the surface after your popper...
    I would so like to hook into an SRC to see what the fuss is about..their river cousins are about the lamest fighters in the world, beautiful but pretty lame..
    So I guess my list is right up there with Big E's.


    rezzie ho's
    Greenling
    lingcod
    bullheads

    God I need a trip up north and my steelhead fix...this sucks!!!
     
  6. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    That pic is pre-2hand conversion. The rod is a custom that my mother commissioned for me from a well known maker down in Ft Lauderdale (I'm from the South) right before a jungle fishing trip to Nicaraugua/Costa Rica about 15 yrs ago. No idea what the blank is but it's a nice medium action rod that's caught a lot of interesting fish. Have a matched 5/6 & 7/8 set that I'll pass along to my kid someday along with my Browning Silaflex that I bought with lawn mowing money when I was 14...
     
  7. Richard Torres

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    Any saltwater fish that hammers my fly and fights me to my backing is on my list.

    Richard
     
  8. Phil Fravel

    Phil Fravel Friendly

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    SRC= Best looking and available and willing
    Humpy= good fighting and high #'s
    Coho= Great fun when you can find them
    Chum= Big and powerfull but usuall involves a bit of combat fishing
    King= I havent been so lucky yet

    Give me a Steelhead on a spey rod any day over the previous 5
     
  9. salt dog

    salt dog card shark

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    Coho
    SeaRun Cutthroat
    Chum
    Pinks

    First Puget Sound fish I ever caught on a fly, on my 3rd attempt at beach fishing, was a 5 lb Coho from the beach..... damn near spoiled me for life. But I've grown to love SeaRun Cutthroat; they're much more subtle in all the things that make them incredibly unique.
     
  10. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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  11. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Yep, Yep, And Yep.<img src="http://www.pic4ever.com/images/www_MyEmoticons_com__fishing.gif" border="0" >
     
  12. Mr.E

    Mr.E He called me an Elitist ?? LOL ..what a moron

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    1. Black Mouths (Kings)
    2. Blue Backs (Cohos)
    3. Dog Fish (Chums)
    4. SRC,s
    5. Humpy,s (Pinks)

    Now if I could ever catch salt run steels....They would probably be #2 on my list but sadly never had an opportunity. :(
     
  13. Kerfwappie

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    Coho's for the fight
    Cutts for the finesse
    Sculpin for the reassurance
     
  14. FlyOnThe Beach

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    1) Rezzies. Hit the fly like a freight train then with them it's off to the circus. Those beach poppers are a real kick!.
    2) Chum. Last years run was bad but good years prior. First one I ever caught bent the center spindle on a Ross Cimmarron. I had to palm the next three fish in that day. I now carry a second reel with the spare spool.
    3) Pink - solid fun and can have multiple fish days with ease (just limited this morning in about one hour. Lost 6 on top of it).
    4) SRC - funny...never targeted these fish specifically because always going after the Rezzies. Would like to change that but might need someone to show me the ropes.

    With all the saltwater oppertunities and usual solitude (besides major runs) I almost never fish freshwater anymore. I would say I fish the salt about 98 percent of the time now.
     
  15. rockfish

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    With all the saltwater oppertunities and usual solitude (besides major runs) I almost never fish freshwater anymore. I would say I fish the salt about 98 percent of the time now.


    Hear that, went to a local lake this spring and was wondering why the entire time. You dont have to factor tides and seals from what I remember.