Quilcene area of MA 12 opens tomorrow

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  1. bigdood

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    Anybody headed out there? Thinking it could be fun to bring the yak out and try and get into a little somethin' somethin' on the fly. Any advice from prior years? Too early?
     
  2. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Didn't know it had a pink run.
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Stay away from the river mouth and you should be fine. If you get to close, just make sure you have your kevlar suit and motorcycle helmet on.
    Them Quillbillies can be an ornery bunch......
     
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  4. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Nice! Pressure on other beaches lightens up when they open the Killscene for business. Snag-bonk hatchery coho factory. No pinks required to make that place a zoo.
     
  5. bigdood

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    It doesn't

    Yeah, no desire to deal with a snagger shit show. Was in that area later in the year last year via kayak and didn't have to deal with the masses. Didn't get into anything but saw a ton rolling, wasn't sure if it was still too early to see much action there yet. Torn between there, chasing pinks/coho elsewhere, or a quick overniter backpack trip into Mildred Lakes or similar.
     
  6. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    There are some nice cutts and silvers - when they show up. I stick to the area south of the marina, by the pilings.
     
  7. David Bowerman

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    Most of what I've read about Quilcene silvers is their tendency for lockjaw as soon as they hit the bay. I've wanted to try it for years but never run into anyone who had much luck, despite all the rising fish.

    BTW, the cutt in my avatar is a Quilcene fish...
     
  8. Evan Burck

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    Lockjaw is an understatement
     
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    I've fished in the Quilcene several years ago, and brought home some really nice coho that I had hooked in the mouth...

    It was disgusting, though, how many people were obviously snagging fish. I remember this one dude that had a huge backpack he filled with salmon; he left with it, then came back later and filled it again.
     
  10. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Let's ALL GO to Quilcene and SNAG fish!!!!! Share the joy! There WAS at time, when things like this didn't happen. Whose the bastards that trained their kids this way?....... what happened to my fishing world besides blabbermouths on the internet. Whine whine whine......
     
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    Though I have never done it, I have a buddy that does real, real well in the bay. You just have to leave your fly rod at home. He gets there at first light and looks for the jumpers. He then tosses cut plug herring at them. When the first light bite stops he switches to salmon roe under a float. Yep. Eggs and a float in the salt. Those fish can be caught if you are willing to switch it up. He launches at Seabeck and makes the drive across the canal.
     
  12. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    DFL, are you proposing a "Snag In"? If so, count me in. It's been 50 years since I've fished that way. I'll have to check and see if I have any solid fiberglass spinning rods.
     
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  13. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    It doesn't help that tribal members get to fish alongside recreational anglers there.
    First time I fished there, there were some tribal members legally snagging coho with trebles and filling up plastic garbage cans with 'em. I walked upstream where it was still crowded to the max with most sport anglers trying to legally get a coho to take their corky, and there was this tribal dude right in there snagging his fish with a weighted treble hook and heavy line, and just backing them up onto the bank.

    I think everyone should go there at the peak of the run just to witness the spectacle, as a cultural experience.
     
  14. Stonefish

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    Jim,
    You should start a tour business. You could make the circuit to all the know snag and flossfest sites.
    The Skok, Minter Creek, Quilcene etc....;)
    SF
     
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    Can I reserve a ticket? ;)