nada on the SRC's, fished 4 beaches in the SS last weekend and only got into a few nicer sized resident silvers. Glad to know Im not the only one that hasnt caught much this week. But really with all of the sun it makes the fish more wary and I usually dont do well when its really sunny out.
Yep. The sun has just been killin' me too. It's beautiful, and I'm glad to have a little color and some vitamin-d production going on, and happy for all the sights I've seen - but bring the gray grim cloudy moody sound with just a wee bit o chop to quarter off my shoulder while I pay out a bit more anchor line and chuck some casts to fish that are feelin' like things are allllright. my 2 bits
Sun really makes things tough out there.
My friend Greg Cloud recently gave me a little lesson on rigging up a sinking line and dropping down to those sun-shy cutts. I've fished Puget Sound sea-runs like a maniac for 14 years, and just NOW I'm learning about flinging that sinker into the sound. Sigh.
There is always something new to learn, some new place to explore and some new flies to tie for sea-runs. It's never boring!
Sounds like time for a new rod... Cutthroat have been tough for me as well, picked up one a last week, just a bunch of coho and a chinook for this week though. Fished a local pond for cutthroat as well and some of the fish were pretty colored up still. So there are still probably a lot of fish up in the creeks taking care of business right now.
were you fishing from a boat when you caught the black mouth??? never caught one off teh beach. yeah, might have to swing into the shop and take a look at some of your echo stuff. if this one breaks im over it and getting my money back.
found a healthy pod of coho at the head of a small bay yesterday
they were stacked right next to two creek mouths
not happy jumpers but they showed themselves
they were tight lipped but a few to hand
caught one on the cone head squid from the coho / b mouth swap
almost made it thru the whole swap box
high tide at sunset tonight... money
I'd be surprised if you haven't caught one off the beach aquaholic. It's real hard to tell when they're small, which is typically when they're running close to the beach, the easiest way is to see if they have any spots on the tail below the lateral line... if it does, it's a blackmouth. Can't wait to get back out this weekend!!!