South Sound Cutts

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  1. pez

    pez "Say, nice bead head earring"

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    Anyone have any thoughts on recently productive areas of the South Sound (and I mean way south) or Hood Canal for cutthroats? I live on Henderson inlet which has an oyster farm 100yds away from my place. Haven't tried fishing there but never see anyone trying there either. I do have multiple watercraft avail. Private mail me if you prefer. Thanks.
    Todd
     
  2. trmcknot

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    Let's go, I live across from the mouth of Mill Creek. I use a row boat or pontoon boat an catch the hell out of cutts and silvers on Hamersley. I'll be back at the end of the week (jobsite). Actually, If you want to catch some nice cutts and maybe something(s) bigger, post it here and I'll PM you from work.
    trmcknot aka tomc
     
  3. sea

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    If you live on Henderson you should fish right at woodard bay and the west side. I've never fished it, but I've seen a lot of fish in the area-
     
  4. pez

    pez "Say, nice bead head earring"

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    trmcknot did you get my private message?

    Todd
     
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    Us south sound guys really need to compare notes...there is a lot of water down here...I've fished some of it but I'm getting to old to do much more exploring.

    FYI...if anyone attends Arts Walk in Olympia this year, stop by the Carnegie building (the old Oly library) for some food and tunes and say "HI".
     
  6. tomc

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    Todd, I'm still in the dessert. I'll be home on Friday at my homa address. I am tryng to get a trip together this weekend on the Wynoochee (float). Keep in mind, those cutts and silvers will be there all spring.
    tomc aka trmcknot
     
  7. pez

    pez "Say, nice bead head earring"

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    I know. It's just been a long time since something tugged on my......er... line. Yea, that's it. :D
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    I have Fridays off. If you can we can hit it...
     
  9. yellerstone

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    Tom,
    What tide are fishing Hammersly? Are you on the Mill creek side or across?

    Last time I drifted the nooch I was laying in the bottom of the boat with food poisioning. I was NOT much fun to be around! :clown:

    I'm looking to buy a pontoon boat, got any leads?

    I agree with Dave, South Sounders should get together- the is a lot of water and local knowledge to share.

    PM me

    John
     
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    I'm a south sounder too who doesn't get out enough, and haven't explored enough. I've only really fished Evergreen, Case inlet, and around Bud inlet. I'd love to try and tag along with anyone going out when I can-
    ???
     
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    Sea,

    Where is Woodard Bay? I am not familiar with that name. I am familiar with Carr Inlet, however.

    Sterling

    Sorry, guys. I was thinking of Henderson Bay, not Henderson Inlet. My bad.
     
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    Woodard bay is a small inlent on the west side of Henderson inlet north of Olympia. There's a nature preserve (DNR) that encompasses the inlet. It's very nice habitat and looks like it should be attractive to cutthroat, though I've never spoken with anyone who's thrown a fly (or gear for that matter) in there.
     
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    OK Guys...as I'm a nice guy...local secret #1...McCallister Creek...hit it from the boat launch at the mouth or take the very enjoyable walk in from the nature preserve off I-5...got a canoe, head upstream and you're in "Fat City".

    Warning...I've seen an actual thresher shark caught off the small pier at the launch. Yes, a thresher shark...it was one of the el nino years.

    Tit-for-tat...where and how on juvenile coho from the beach...which beach...I've tried gull harbor, Tolmie, Priest Point (got some beautiful cutts off Priest Point fishing amongst the coho in Oct.) Burfoot...nuthin...anyone?
     
  14. Florian Leischner

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    Dave,

    Try the Narrows Park on the Kitsap Peninsula, or Titlow Beach at Tilow Park in west Tacoma. Down here it's mostly cutthroat city. Once in a while you catch one in Eld or Totten Inlet. Good luck.
     
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    South Sound Cutts; 2/20/05 report

    Hit the narrows area Sunday, looking for the silver schoolies; on the lee side to get out of the chilly NW wind. Thanks to the many tips from folks on this forum I was able to get into the game effectively despite being my first time in the area.

    Sometime after 5 pm they came in to feed, hitting small (1.5") mostly white clouser bait fish patterns very aggressively and 3 were landed in rapid succession with a couple missed, until the seals came in to feed on them and chased them out deeper. It would have been good to have binoculars to scan the beach for the jumping silvers. Essentially I just lucked out being at the right place when they started to feed, as the rest of the beach had very slight activity. Feeders close in were in the 12" - 14" range, with a few larger ones rising in deeper water beyond my casting range, 100 ft or more from shore. I wished I'd had a DH beach rod to get out to those bigger ones. Oh well, I'll have one soon enough for the summer salmon runs.

    Beautiful sunset lit up Mt Ranier in orange, standing knee deep in the quiet and current of the sound really helped chase those shack nasties away. Very much worth the afternoon drive down.