Beach fishing near Shelton

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#16
Jon,
Thanks for pointing them to Purdy.
The state appreciates the bridge tolls.
Flat bills....never saw them at Purdy back in the 60’s.
Is that a new type of duck? ;)
Since they removed the buoy and Pearl’s closed, the cherry popping experience at Purdy has been on a steady decline.
SF
 
#21
Totally agreed. I can't believe guides would be taking their customers there.

Kinda like a sea plane trip to Flagler
It was a club outing at Purdy yesterday...I counted 18 guys in the water, and 4 others taking a break on the logs. For what's it worth they looked to be having a good time so good for them. I kept on rolling to other beaches in the area all within 15-30 minutes from Purdy. I visited about 5 beaches, but only fished 3 yesterday (crowding) on my all day kitchen pass. I met some good people, and some introduce some healthy fish to my net.
 
#24
Nope, the idea is to keep the focus on Purdy...keeps the robots on task. Trust me on this...
Some consolations need to be made.

Agreed. As much as I joke about the place every time I drive by and see 8-10 guys fishing I'm always grateful for such an easily accessible spot to attract attention.

I'd still be pissed as hell if a guide took me there though
 

1morecast

Active Member
#25
It was a club outing at Purdy yesterday...I counted 18 guys in the water, and 4 others taking a break on the logs. For what's it worth they looked to be having a good time so good for them. I kept on rolling to other beaches in the area all within 15-30 minutes from Purdy. I visited about 5 beaches, but only fished 3 yesterday (crowding) on my all day kitchen pass. I met some good people, and some introduce some healthy fish to my net.
I have never really grasped the, "FF club" thingy.
 

holtad

Active Member
#27
Assuming guiding is here to stay, I'm with EyeJuggler. If you've never fished for SRC and a guide takes you there you'd probably not know any better anyway, and you'll probably catch something. Then if you take the initiative to DYI'it you'll look back and say "huh, glad the guides keep all the noobs @ Purdy" so I can have XXX beach to myself.

Plus, if Purdy is your jam then go for it. Like XP, I've had some fun days there at Purdy (and no, I've never been with a guide). The drive out to my in-laws has me go over that bridge and I'll sometimes stop in for 30 min when getting to another beach just doesn't fit in my timeline. I'd say in the 10'ish times I've been there, I've had it to myself 3-4 times and never been there with more than 3 other folks. I think i've only been skunked once and caught a few fatties as well. But yeah, if there are like 8 guys there I'm driving on.
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#30
I joke about Purdy being overrun, but like others I'm kind of glad that it is now.
It saves a ton of pressure other places might receive.

It hasn't ever been a secret spot, but you rarely shared it with more then a couple of people at the most.
Now it seems like if folks are already there, folks continue to pile in. Rocky Ford of the south sound.
My dad used to take us cutthroat fishing there back in the 60's when we needed a quick fishing fix.
I caught my first cutt there on a red and white daredevil spoon.
It seems like in the last decade and especially the last five years or so, the place has been become super popular.

I've had some truly memorable days there in the past along with some other board members here.
Big cutts, nice coho and chums and witness to some teener blackmouth being caught.
Pound on....
SF
 

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