Carkeek park and SRC

#1
I recently moved near Carkeek park and was wondering if anyone ever flyfishes for SRC there. I have never flyfished for them before, but really want to learn. I thought it would if I could go to a beach minutes from my house to practice. Any advice/info you could give me would be appreciated. Thanks!
Mike
 

Steve Rohrbach

Puget Sound Fly Fisher
#2
Carkeek Park has the attributes of a good Searun Cutthroat beach but I have not had much luck there. I have talked with Jim Koolick who fishes Meadow Point at Shilshole often and he has luck at Carkeek at times. Give it a try and let us know how you do.
 

Steve Rohrbach

Puget Sound Fly Fisher
#5
Fly Fishing Coastal Cutthroat Trout - Flies, Techniques, Conservation by Les Johnson is a great source to answer most of your questions.
I would also suggest you search this forum for "Sea Run Cutthroat Beaches." Two threads will help you greatly, "Best Tide to Fish" and "Another Big Sea Run Cutthroat Secret Revealed!!! SSShhh..."
The great part of fishing the beach is that most are different. Exploring and learning about the fish and their behavior and their habitat is a great part of the fun. The best way to learn is to get out and fish. Good luck.
 

Steve Rohrbach

Puget Sound Fly Fisher
#6
Fly Fishing the Salt for Searun Cutthroat Trout by Greg Tims is available on this site. Click on articles on the header and you will find it in the Knowledge Base under Fly Fishing Articles.
 
#7
Mike,

I've fished Carkeek Park a handful of times with just 1 SRC to hand (last week) but see or feel fish about every other trip. I live nearby and would be happy to meet you there and share tips. I think it fishes best the hours before and after high tide. In fact, I'll be there early tomorrow morning if you get this message. Cheers, Mark
 
#8
Thanks for all of the input! I will be unable to fish there this week but hopefully will next week. If I do, I will let you all know. we could maybe even grab a pint at the pipers pub afterwards.

Mike
 
#9
Just returned from Carkeek,

I spent only a short time out this morning. I had one hit on a small krill pattern. It felt good. Last Saturday I got 2 SRC in the 14-16 inch size and a bunch of hits from smolt on my size 14 krill. I fished it with Bob Young on Monday but we were both skunked. Sometimes they are there sometimes not, but always worth a short time on the beach before the crowds get there on a nice day.

Jim Koolick
 

Steve Rohrbach

Puget Sound Fly Fisher
#10
Jim, welcome to the board. It will be great hearing your reports as I know that you are a regular at Meadow Point and Carkeek. I may head to the west side of the sound Monday to search for some SRC. Have a great holiday. Steve
 

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