Report: MA10 8/3

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Andrew H, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Andrew H

    Andrew H New Member

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    First salmon on a fly rod. An injured pink but I'll take it. She still had a good fight in her and she took off as soon as I released her. Should I be ashamed since it was injured? Or proud because the seal couldn't even land this one?

    First one on the beach this morning at 6am. Fish on at 6:02. The crowds quickly began showing up but it was dead after that except a few flounder and sculpin. Off the water at 9am.

    Fished MA9 last night and saw some rollers but no luck. Glad the persistence paid off this morning.
     

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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    With over 6 million humpies predicted for Puget Sound I would've had that fish in the smoker or on the barbie as soon as I got home!

    Just my 2ยข!
     
  3. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Good work landing your first salmon on the fly. Wounded pinks are known for their aggression.
     
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    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Looks very coho-like in that photo
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I cant see any big spots on the tail, was it clipped?
     
  6. TC

    TC I live with wind knots

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    Looks like a coho to me. Tale gives it away. Nice catch
     
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    AndrewH,
    Kind of looks like a Silver to me, too???? Hard to tell from photo.
    Anyway, nice going on your first. There will be many more.
    I don't know your reasons for releasing the fish but I think you did a good thing. I think your first Salmon on a fly is a special occasion. Its nice to show the fish a little love and respect especially after what it looks like it has been through.
    Jack
     
  8. Andrew H

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    I was leaning Coho but didn't want to get ripped up by the salty old timers here claiming a Coho when I had a pink ;). It did look clipped but had enough of a fin I couldn't swear by it. My identification card was pretty useless. Large black spots: pink. Almost no teeth: pink. Very few spots on tail: coho. Bottom fins looked: coho. Adrenaline for first salmon: whatever. Posting to a public forum: pink ;)

    It is the first salmon I have ever caught on my own and I did it a month after I picked up my first fly rod so I'll take it. A good buddy got me a fly rod after Iraq and it has sat collecting dust for 4 years. He was right though. It was the therapy I needed!

    Back on the beach in a few hours. Thanks for the encouragement!
     
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  9. John Weston

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    Andrew, good job. It is good therapy, glad ya got back. I am a Nam vet, know how ya feel.
    my buddy got his first pink on a fly yesterday at Browns Point, using my fly pole, what a hoot.
    Outlaw