All good things must pass

#1
I think the fat lady is clearing her throat. After a sold month of catching a coho on every trip and usually coming home with a limit the striped kitty followed me to the beach today. Had on one briefly and a follow and that was it. Very, very slow. Surface activity was nil. Looked like a desert. I will be on the beach for the next two days and then calling it quits. It's been a great year. My best ever with 37 coho to hand. Would love to round it up to 40. We will see, but after today I'm not too optimistic. Either way it was a year to remember.
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#2
You've had a very good season for sure. I still think there are more fish coming. I hope they trickle in due to the lack of rain.
The latest I've caught them off the has been the third week of October. Still lots of fish being taken up in the straits based on the latest numbers. These numbers should be updated soon so we can see if there has been a drop off in the catch rates since the 23rd.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/creel/puget/2012/sep17-23_2012/peninsula.htm
 
#4
37 fish. You've got to be kidding me. Now I realize why I haven't caught any all month--You've been catching them all for me.

I think you're right though. You should probably fish 2 more days and then stop. It's probably just going to be disappointing for you from here on out. while you're at it, go ahead and tell me what beach you've been fishing, when, what tide, and what fly you've been using. I'll head out that way and pick up the slack! :D
 

mtskibum16

Active Member
#5
Oh man I hope it's not over! I've had my best season ever too (not saying much since it's only my 2nd season and I caught 0 last year) but I'd really like abit longer please. :D I'm hoping it's just been a temporary lul before a bunch of big wild fish charge through!
 
#9
The season for coho in the salt should be pushing through October. They came in really late this year and the end of their run should end late too. Still plenty of time to hook more because people are still catching them up at Neah Bay.
 

Upton O

Blind hog fisherman
#12
You've been killing the coho brats, have one slow day and you're through? Man, you get spoiled quick but I can understand it. Congrats on having a great late summer.
 

Saltman

"Just Fish!"
#15
It's far from over. The hatchery silver horde wave has mostly passed through, but the wild coho will be prowling the beaches well into October.
DimeBrite is correct.... One issue right now is that the commercial boys are taking advantage of the good #'s of fish right now. Those lingering pods many of us have been finding are getting snapped up by some late night purse seiners. Keep at it!!! You might just have to get more creative in your fishing locations. Stop beating the same old beach.......
 

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