Last Friday I fished for resident silvers on the outgoing tide(morning) and checked out some estuaries on the incoming tide(afternoon) to see if SRC had started to out migrate to Puget Sound. The resident silver fishing was very good as there were some nice sized schools of fish moving up and down a 3/4 to 1 mile of shoreline. It was a cat/mouse and hunt/seek game. They would occasionally jump as they moved up and down the beach so you had to figure out where they were headed and try to sneak up ahead of them. It made for some enjoyable fishing. The flies of choice were a skated floating candlefish pattern and a chartreuse/white clouser minnow. This winter has been the best resident silver fishing which I have had since the banner year of 1993. That year the Sound was loaded with candlefish and the resident silvers were feasting on them. Hopefully the resident silver fisheries is getting turned around from the poor years in the late 1990's/early 2000's and will start to approach the great fishing in 1980's/early 1990's. On the way back to the boat ramp I fished two estuaries. I was hoping that the chum fry had started to out migrate to the saltchuck and would be pulling the SRC with them as an easy meal. At the first estuary within a couple casts I hooked and lost a large SRC. A few casts later I landed a beautiful 18" fish. I thought wow there are some large SRC in this estuary and the fishing is going to be great but after that I only landed a couple of 12-14" fish. At the second estuary I landed a couple of 12-14" fish. I did not see any SRC jump at either estuary. The first estuary has an early chum run(early Oct.) with the chum fry usually out migrating the first part of March while the second estuary has a normal chum run(early Nov.) with the chum fry usually out migrating in early April. I did not see any chum fry in either estuary. The first estuary should start to heat up within the next couple of weeks when the chum fry out migrate.