I got schooled. Big time.

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by orangeradish, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. orangeradish

    orangeradish Eyes to the sky...

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    I hit a beach today starting about 45 min after high tide. After wandering around a bit, I came across a MASSIVE school of what I first thought was SRCs. My buddy thought by the way they were feeding that they were rezzies. Whatever they were, they were pretty good size. For over an hour, they posted up in a seam and ate. And ate. And ate. Noses were poking out everywhere. You couldn't look at a piece of water for more than 5 seconds without seeing a fish snout break the water. I used both floating and clear intermediate. I threw clousers. Miyawaki poppers. Euphasids. Spiders. Dries. Nada. I also swore a lot. Taking a nun to the drive-in would be less frustrating. On the upside, I got to fish on a workday. With sunglasses. In Feb. And it was one of the coolest things I've seen on the water.

    Jason
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Good chatting with you my friend. Sounds like a great day to get the heart pounding.
     
  3. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Radish. I think you got a "skunking" my friend.
     
  4. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Hurts doughnut.
     
  5. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Did you show them a bead?
     
  6. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I wonder if they could have been a school of anchovies or something? I've seen some down there that are super cool. Sounds like a fun day to be on they water though!
     
  7. Connor H

    Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    ROFL... WIN!!!
     
  8. Jonathan Stumpf

    Jonathan Stumpf I don't care how you fish

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    Be the bead, Danny. Be the bead.
     
  9. powderglut

    powderglut My Kind Of Wave

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    Nothing more frustrating than seeing fish get after it and you don't have what they want. I feel for ya! At least you had shots at real fish and not just prospecting up and down the beach. I'd take that situation any time. Maybe a dead drift presentation next time.
     
  10. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Nun to a drive in? They still have those? Nuns, I mean. That was funny and that WAS a skunking. Great post by the way.
     
  11. orangeradish

    orangeradish Eyes to the sky...

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    Thanks, peeps. A world class skunking for sure. I tried many presentations, including DD. Evan, I ran a bead with a bead dropper. No love.
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    So, you still beating yourself up about not becoming one with nature? After our chat the only two things I think you might not have tried were a chum baby and sandlance. Because your clousers were light and bright, maybe one in dull and dark would be good to have. I carry some in olive/brown and gray/black just for times when more trusted colors are not doing much. I still think you had an awesome opportunistic day, off early, fishing gear in hand, feeding frenzy to view...awesome.
     
  13. Rob Ast

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    I would guess if you were seeing snouts and they were feeding in one place for such a long period it was probably euphasids they were feeding on. Must not have had the right color/size.
     
  14. orangeradish

    orangeradish Eyes to the sky...

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    No doubt. Still chalked it up as a win. Very cool.:thumb:

    That's what another buddy said. I know what I need to tie...
     
  15. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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    I bet they were Atlantic Salmon.