August Pink Reports

Fish are definitely in the Puyallup and was surprised to see many jumping and dimpling along levee road. The reports are coming in from the gear chucking crew.
 
Suppose the lull came at the perfect time for me as I'll be in Dallas and new Orleans til saturday for work. But 7 trips since last week and no skunked trips is not a bad start to the season I recon.
I'd imagine the idea already crossed your mind...but while you're down in the dirty south, see if you can't find some redfish on the flats. I lived down there for far too long and while I'm not sure I miss it, I know I miss casting to tailing reds.
 
I'd imagine the idea already crossed your mind...but while you're down in the dirty south, see if you can't find some redfish on the flats. I lived down there for far too long and while I'm not sure I miss it, I know I miss casting to tailing reds.
I would love to, but the guides have been booked up for months since it is the international fly tackle dealers trade show that's happening down there.
 
ibn- from shore at the crowded places it has been pretty darn tough over the weekend other than early on. Doesn't feel so bad being at work with the weekend stinking it up at Dash Pt.

If you want a challenge do something stupid and wade the lobster shop Dash Pt area in the afternoon to see what I mean :) Just the constant "PLOOOSH" in the water from the buzz bombs makes me jumpy. Can't imagine what that is like to the fish under the surface.
Yesterday morning I went 3/3 at dawn at DP. I copied Evan's fly and had a fish on w/in 4 casts. Only saw one buzz bomber get a fish. I was flying the fly fishing flag by my lonesome for an hour or so until a couple more joined me. Viva la fly. fly > buzz bombs (though it should be said that everyone was behaving well)
 

Ian Broadie

Flyfishing is so "Metal"
I copied Evan's fly and had a fish on w/in 4 casts.
I did my best copy of Evan's fly and found it to be quite successful the last time I was in the salt.. as in 0 fish caught prior to tying on the fly and what would be a limit after tying on the fly. However I tried the same fly in the mighty Snohomish with 0 success.... did get one on a flashabou type fly later on though.
 

porterHause

Just call me Jon
Phil, was that you I ended up parking next to on the beach last night? I'm the guy that had the white hat.

One hook up from a buzz bomber at LP witnessed at slack tide...promptly lost. No other fish landed between 6-830.
 

Greg Armstrong

OldRodsHaveMoreFun
Five hours on the water; 2 for 3 for me yesterday area 11 on the flood between 2 and 7 pm. Not a lot of fish showing - maybe the bright sun and full bright moon put them a little deeper the past few days. I fished between Dumas Bay all the way around the corner of Browns Pt. into Commencement.
The two I got were a little bigger than two years ago, as others have noted. Great day to be on the water regardless.. and fish are in the smoker.
 
I went 8/14 on pinks last night on the Puyallup. Lots of fun and lots of fish. Be prepared to be chest deep to get away from people so you have some room to cast. I saw two other folks who were using a fly pole on the river as well.
 
0 for 0 for me yesterday in MA 11 on the beach. Only saw two caught from boats. I wonder were those fish in the straits are headed? I hope to at least get enought to fill the smoker this time ( I got a big smoker). We'll see if it happens...
 

JesseC

Active Member
Lincoln Park was a bust this morning. There were more people than I expected for a wednesday morning - probably bout 60-70 guy all along the north point. No one from the beach caught anything that I saw from 7-11

Saw two caught from boats, right off the point, about 100yds out. I flogged the south shore and was all alone... no bites. Saw a couple src jumping.
 
Suppose the lull came at the perfect time for me as I'll be in Dallas and new Orleans til saturday for work. But 7 trips since last week and no skunked trips is not a bad start to the season I recon.
Where in NO will you be staying? Have you ever been there before? Get out of the Quarter and get some real food! Check out Goutreau's, Mandina's, Clancy's restaurants for some good, authentic NO food. Gawd, I miss the food....
 
Phil, was that you I ended up parking next to on the beach last night? I'm the guy that had the white hat.

One hook up from a buzz bomber at LP witnessed at slack tide...promptly lost. No other fish landed between 6-830.
Were you the guy in brown waders to my right? A gear guy was fishing between us?
 
Yesterday morning I went 3/3 at dawn at DP. I copied Evan's fly and had a fish on w/in 4 casts. Only saw one buzz bomber get a fish. I was flying the fly fishing flag by my lonesome for an hour or so until a couple more joined me. Viva la fly. fly > buzz bombs (though it should be said that everyone was behaving well)
Matt- Sounds like it is combat parking even around 6 AM at DP :( Was 'dawn' meaning you were getting there for parking before 6?

I'm going to have to try Evan's retrieve when getting back out to DP. Don't have the specific pattern but can try it with what I do have. Hoping to get out Mon or Tues morning next week with an old flyfishing bud from years ago- get caught up on life, should be good fun regardless of fishing conditions at least (been about 20 years since flyfishing with this guy).

Might scout out lower Puy tomorrow with gear (shhh :eek:) and see if it is even possible to be a fly guy out there.
Seems a tough task with all the drift fishing, bobber, and/or jigging people. And steep bushy/grassy banks along Levee (back cast). I'm no roll caster, struggle bad enough on the regular wide-open backcast LOL.:beathead: Haven't been down though this year so who knows and it's worth a scouting trip anyhow.
There are definitely fish in there coming thru in waves.

Good to get all these reports/info here. It has been a long long time since I spent much time on the water until recently with a fly (or gear for that matter) but flyfishing has easily always been my favorite if I can get away with the time to do it. Wish it could be the streams of Montana/West Wyoming/Idaho for trout but life doesn't have that in the cards for now.
Having the massive pink run close to home sure helps sell it to my wife as a practical alternative form of entertainment:)

Anyhow, thanx to all on this board for all the feedback, info, and help. An extremely knowledgeable group here.:D
 

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