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  1. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Look like Mysis shrimp.
     
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    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Yes, they are mysids, aka opossum shrimp. They are more closely related to amphipods and isopods among other crustaceans. The females brood their young in a pouch, the marsupium. We have over 10 species in Puget Sound. There are also freshwater mysids found in lakes, such as Mysis relicta. They can be a big part of the forage in some tailwater rivers when they get washed downstream.

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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Interesting, thanks. Found about a million or so today at the beach chasing SRCs. Should have changed patterns to something mimicking these. Chum babys were getting hit so stuck with those
     
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    There are a couple of small, flying saucer type of organisms at about 1:00. Are they scuds?
     
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    Nice video
    What camera?
     
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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Gopro 3+. Video is 10x better not on YouTube but oh well.

    I've been a popper junkie but I figure a small shrimp pattern like these dead drifted with some short fast strips might crush given how abundant they were
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Atlantic Salmon fry.
     
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    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    Send me the gps coordinates of that beach so I can verify.
     
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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Trade coords for your z axis.

    It goes by the name Reiter Beach
     
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    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    I will trade coordinates for coordinates.
     
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    they look like the next fly i will be tying lol
     
  13. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    Possibly gammarid amphipods. In some studies they have found that they were the predominant forage species extracted from stomach content samples in sea run Cutthroat. I'm sure this is related to availability and time of year.
     
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    Interesting Bob! There were a ton of those and the Mysis shrimp running around. There were also a ton of baby sculpin in the muddy shallows.
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Bob, I'd be interested in reading those studies if you're willing to post a reference.
    Do you have an opinion on when cutties key on these? I'm guessing spring and early summer months?
    From what I've learned these critters are sometimes referred to as "near shrimp". So shrimp-like patterns might be the way to go?