"... headed out from Puge-opolis to the third rock down from the blahblah launch, (an area conveniently outed here earlier), and whaddya know... other boats and lots of fishermen" .... Composite quote taken loosely from a couple of posts in another thread with over 1000 views that I won't justify with a bump.:beathead: May I suggest an alternative report format, taken from my weekend outing: Fished an area 13 beach Saturday on the flood. Actually, returned with the boat to an area first scouted last year by foot. Relatively steep cobble beach near a point and a very small freshwater input, with some larger rocks and down timber. Lots of smallish (16-24 inch) resident fish and lots of action drifting with the current parallel to shore about 60-100 feet out and throwing purple over pink clousers back toward shore on a light sink tip. Saw one large school of mature cruising silvers, but no love from them. Most fish seemed to take between strips, so that if you waited until you felt them, it was too late. Hookups improved by keeping the fly shallow and watching for the take, setting by sight instead of by feel. Hmmm... let's see... what did I forget... OH! I know! The name of the freakin' launch and the damn GPS coordinates! And the fact that we didn't see another soul out there! C'mon people, figure it out... techniques, tackle, tides, general areas, beach characteristics, etc. are all someone looking for info needs to help them catch fish, if they just provide a couple of things themselves... initiative and a sense of adventure. Specific locations DO, DO, DO lead to crowding and diminish the experience for all, especially those who actually do their own homework. Flame on.