Seeking saltwater advice

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Salmo_g, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Apparently they were well warned.
    I think my time ratio spent paddling to fishing was something like ten to one; and I was at the tail end of the flood tide, as well. Early afternoon the wind died, the sun came out, the water cleared a little and I had a little beach all to myself that I could never have accessed without my boat. Did some practice casting. Anyway, I then wandered upon a flock of duck hunters who were quite friendly, but I elected to keep them that way and called it a day. Bucked the wind all the way back to the ramp; but it was a good day anyway. The sonar said there was life in the water; I think next time I'm going to rig my 6wt Echo with a popper and my 8wt Korean hand me down with a clear intermediate line and see what happens. Report summary: no fish seen, except for the bait fisherman in the other kayak I saw who is having flounder for dinner. Hmmm.......
     
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    I would not count on the movement of Cutts as described by season. In September and October, I have caught large SRCs(20-21") fresh from the salt in small creeks as the Salmon runs begin. I find the beach fishing to be very good in February and March and good at other times.
     
  3. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Leland:

    That is what I was looking for as far as advice. I'm sure that you got me right on the hook set. No set, just keep stripping, got it. Now I just have to remember.....

    Many thanks for the comment / suggestion.

    MB
     
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    miyawaki Active Member

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    Stripping with two hands with the rod under your armpit also works. A steady strip mimics perfectly the reel wind in; slow and fast, herky jerky is good; and you absolutely cannot "trout set."

    FYI: I am speaking on popper fishing this coming Tuesday evening at the Alpine Fly Fishers.
    http://alpineflyfishers.org/index.html

    Leland.
     
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  5. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Are guests invited?
     
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    miyawaki Active Member

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    I'm sure. I don't think there are any fly clubs that exclude guests (potential members)! Check the website and reply to someone.
    Hope to see you,
    Leland.
     
  7. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Woot~! Done. See you then.
     
  8. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Serious, I would love to attend, do I need to be a member or can I show up? Would be cool to meet you and you and you :) and hear the info! It looks like it's in Puyallup so right down the road from me.
     
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    Bradley, Eyejuggler - see you there!

    Leland.
     
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  10. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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