Neah Bay and La Push Trip Report 7-19-2012

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  1. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Caught a bunch of seabass, some lings and a cabezon on the fly at La Push on thursday and got into some good fly fishing for silvers at Neah Bay on friday. Check out my blog for the full report,pics and a link at the end of the post to a video of my buddy Erik catching a Neah Bay silver on the fly.
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  2. Jeff Dodd

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    sounds awesome Jonathan. where is your blog link?
    thanks
     
  3. Jonathan Tachell

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    At the bottom of all my posts. flyfish253.wordpress.com
     
  4. Joepa

    Joepa Joe from PA

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    Thanks for the report. I'll be out there this week on Wed. Can't wait.
     
  5. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Nice report Jonathan, however I got sea-sick almost, watching the video!! :D
     
  6. Jonathan Tachell

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    Yeah the video was kind of a disaster trying to stay on the fish and get the net, while not stepping on a fly rod. Mix in the waves and shooting it on a cheap digital camera and you get the finished product.:)
     
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    Thanks
    The link is not showing for me on the bottom of the post, but I have it now.
     
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    Nice report. Looks like you guys had a great time!
     
  9. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    well done... you got the deepwater bottomfishing down. i pity the silvers when you get a few more days out there under your belt.
     
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    Very nice! La push is one place I still got to get out and try. Really like your blog too.
     
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    La Push is a fun place to fish for bottom fish thats for sure. Thanks for the compliment Top in my class.
     
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    Really?? A backyard full of over 30 dead rockfish? Legal? OK.... Ethical? Not in my opinion.
     
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    SeaRun Fanatic,

    You are indeed entitled to your opinion regarding ethics, however your tallying skills are flawed. There are exactly 30 dead rockfish (not over), which as you mentioned is legal, as there were 3 anglers and the limit is 10 per day. The remaining 3 fish are 2 lingcod and 1 cabezon.

    As far as ethics, some people have limited opportunities to fish the coastal waters and yes, would like to bring some delicious white fish home when the opportunity is available.

    Would you find it more ethical if a person were able to fish those waters say 10 times in a given season, and kept 1 fish each time?

    The net result is the same.
     
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