Targeting Salmon?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Theron, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    i forgot that if you fish out of a boat your chance of getting checked goes way up.... but i have never been checked where a warden would have to walk through anything that would mess up the shine on their boots. guys can kill a wild steelhead out of season, have a game warden told about it 1/4 mile away, and still not get busted... while we worry about catching and releasing a salmon out of season on purpose.
     
  2. Bagman

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    In CA they can confiscate any thing that was used in breaking a law. In other words if your fishing from a boat and keep a King out of season they can take you rod, reel, line, boat, and motor. Makes it worth more if they catch you breaking the law in a boat. Not sure how that works here in WA.
     
  3. Dustin Bootz

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    I got caught fishing the upper Yakima with bait and all I got was a talking to and a fine.
     
  4. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    He's lying. He just a troll, ignore.
    Why don't you guys just ban him again. Its the same as the last Dustin boots, just with a z at the end.
    Is that really all it takes to get by the troll radar? Just slightly change the name and put up some avatar with a woman holding a wild steelhead way too far out of water.

     
  5. Lue Taylor

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    I guess putting a 8wt line on a 6wt rod makes it able to handle bigger fish Hmmmm never thought of that sure would make the wife happy not to have so many rods just fly line
     
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    I hope you are joking....
     
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    Get a fucking life. Go away you pathetic piece of shit. Oh, wait. I'm feeding your troll appetite. But really.
     
  8. David Loy

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    I'm stunned by the concept of OMJ, the Warden. There's a ("Broke Bad") movie for you.
    Sorry Jim, it's these voices.
     
  9. Don Freeman

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    I caught a 32" blackmouth on a 6wt Xi2 with 2x tippet from the boat once. It involved a lot of chasing with the motor, and close to 1/2 hour of the most fun I've had in the south sound.

    BUT. You should have seen the other guy. He swam away when released, but his ass was kicked. Legally I could have kept it at the time, but it didn't feel like the right thing to do. Survival was questionable.

    If there's a point here, it's that a six weight will work, but since it's August now, I'd switch to an 8 wt. You'll be able to release any trout all the quicker. And as for the sport, if we're honest, SRC don't really put up much of a fight any way.
     
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    -"SRC don't really put up much of a fight any way."

    ???????
     
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    You must not be much of a fisherman if you had to use bait on the upper Yakima.
     
  12. mtskibum16

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    Right, but a surprise 32" blackmouth isn't really a "norm" that I would normally plan for while fishing for SRC (although I'd be fine with that as a norm!). If you read the context of the thread, it was talking about specifically gearing up for and targetting salmon when the season was closed. I also prefer a heavier weight rod when I am specifically targetting salmon during salmon season, but that isn't what we were discussing before.
     
  13. Don Freeman

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    I mighta got too wordy.

    I suggested Theron use an 8wt since he's hooking a lot of salmon. The only time I've been checked by enforcement in the field the officer only checked my fly and hook size. He apparently didn't know and certainly didn't care about rod weights.

    I'd fish with an 8 wt with the same terminal gear if I were hitting mostly salmon for the likelihood of a quicker, safer release without fear of a citation. You'd would be more likely to appear to be targeting salmon if using a 6wt rod with a 2/0 hook and an anchovy, than an 8wt with a small tube fly and a #4 hook.
     
  14. Alexander

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    A 32" SRC would fight like a boss!