As SeaRun Fanatic put it best: "Salmon jump for just one reason: because they don't have a middle finger!" Josh Smestad and I hit the salt yesterday to fish some waiting period coho. We successfully located a good school of fish holding near an estuary. The fish were very active with lots of jumping, rolling, porposing, and what appeared to be takes off the surface (not sure what that was about). We sat over them for probably 4+ hours throwing everything but the kitchen sink with NO hits. Being new to waiting period fish my fly selection is not as robust as I would have liked, but we threw a large variety of colors, styles, and sizes with varying retrieves and no success. Feeling defeated, we decided to try our luck at finding some SRC despite the slack tide. Luckily Josh has experience with SRC and was able to quickly get us in to some fish. Once in location, Josh managed to hook and land 2 SRC in the 16-18" range (didn't tape any) before I could even get a new fly tied on! Having only fished for SRC a few times with nothing over 10", I was pretty excited to see this! We proceeded to work the shore catching a number of fish in the 15-18" range and a handful of chunky 10-14" fish. Being a nice sunny day with clear water, we were actually able to sight fish to a number of fish and watch many follows in perfect detail right up to the boat. After about an hour or so the bite slowed and we decided to call it a day. Awesome fall day fishing the salt in t-shirts! Hard to beat that! I have a couple more pictures at home I'll add later. One example of the typical fish we were in to. Thanks for the great fishing Josh! Here are a couple more pictures. It's hard to tell but the one in the net is about the same size if not bigger. You can clearly see the bottom in the pictures and we were sitting in about 10-12 ft of water.