large SRC now staging in estuaries

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Roger Stephens, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Roger Stephens

    Roger Stephens Active Member

    Dec 19, 2003
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    This morning went out looking for some adult silvers but only saw a couple of jumpers and could not get any takers in an hour or so of fishing. So decided to go to the back up plan of chasing after SRC in two estuaries. Fished some prime SRC locations on the way to the estuaries but only landed one small SRC. The fish were just not around at their usual summer hangouts. Could the SRC really be starting to congregate in the estuaries? I was hoping so.

    At the first estuary, landed 9-10 SRC with the largest being a 22" 3 1/3lb beauty. Hooked his Dad at the same location last week but didn't land him. The other SRC were in 12-14" range.

    At the second estuary, landed 10-11 SRC all in 15-18" range in 45 minutes of fishing until the current faded. One of the SRC punked out a 2-3" candlefish when I unhooked it at the side of the boat. The fly of choice was the old stand by olive/white clouser minnow.

    Only lost a couple of fish as they were taking the fly very aggessively. Somedays the SRC's seem to LDR too frequently but not today.

    So all your SRC addicts check out your local estuaries for large SRC staging there!
  2. Curtis

    Curtis New Member

    Apr 14, 2004
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    Nice Report!