Great Time of the Year for Searuns

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#16
I found out a long time ago that the old saying, "searun cutthroat don't venture more than 1/4 mile from their natal stream," is full of shit.

Leland.
+1

IMHO, cutts are very opportunistic and not limited by what "experts" say they'll do. They'll go wherever food and habitat is good even if that means leaving the natal nest.
 

miyawaki

Active Member
#17
Ha! Yes I found that to be true yesterday. Went back at high tide and saw many rising, but didn't even have so much as a tug. Leland with your poppers, are they still effective in rough water?
daveypetey,

Yes. Even more so. The most difficult water s dead calm.

Leland.
 
#20
I was out somewhere south of the southworth ferry and found fish going airborne with casting range but got no love. Good day out and learned some good stuff, but it would have been nice to connect to something.

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Bagman

Active Member
#21
Went out the other day in MA9. Found some Cuts(I think) jumping. I was using one of Leland's popper type that I tyed up. Got many hits but no hook ups. I tyed up a few shorter poppers that I will try my next time out. I had heard that the popper was a good search fly so after a few hits I went to a few different patterns no hits on anything. Went back to the top water popper and they started jumping on it again.
 
#22
Well had a good day. 3 hours of fishing, 4 to hand. I picked up a 14 foot clear sinking tip. I love it. It was punching through the wind no problem. Glad to see my winter months are going to be that much more enjoyable. It makes me kinda regret buying my skagit set up. I can't bring myself to go stand in the cold on one of the S rivers to catch i fish ever couple days, which for me are very few and far between.

 

Scott Salzer

previously micro brew
#24
The weather was great, maybe too great, for the salt this morning. Spent a few hours slinging a popper and ended up with one rezzie to show for it. Many fish jumping early on and then it tapered off, then fish started jumping again. Had the pleasure to meet up with Steve on a local beach and enjoyed the conversation. Obviously, I guy that can teach you a lot. I look forward to seeing him again.

The very high tides this past week really changed the beaches, especially the drift wood. Moved a lot of it much further up the beach.

Gotta love a decent beach close to work & home.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to ya all. As for me, on to cooking for the next couple of days.

MB
 
#25
Greetings all,

After reading all of the recent posts, I decided to get my lazy butt out of the house. Had a great day at a beach I have not fished in about 2 years. Have no idea what I have been thinking. I saw several fish jumping during my time there. Even had one attack a popper, however there was no hook up. I did manage to bring 4 to hand, several other bumps and brief hook ups. I managed to forget about the rain for a bit.

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Bagman

Active Member
#26
Greetings all,

After reading all of the recent posts, I decided to get my lazy butt out of the house. Had a great day at a beach I have not fished in about 2 years. Have no idea what I have been thinking. I saw several fish jumping during my time there. Even had one attack a popper, however there was no hook up. I did manage to bring 4 to hand, several other bumps and brief hook ups. I managed to forget about the rain for a bit.

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Nice looking fish. Nice and fat. You can go back and set on your Butt for 2 more years. You need to leave a few for me as I can't seem to catch a cold lately. I guess I'm a woosy this cold weather really gets to me.
 
#28
Well I stand corrected. Got into a really fat cut about 20ft out today on a chartreuse spider pattern. I'll get pics up later. I also brought a couple 8in fish to hand with some Kreelex patterns, which seem to be really productive. All that in about 1:45. Pretty good for an early morning in West Seattle.
 
#30
They are essentially Clouser Minnows constructed with all flash, but a tad different. Initially tied for small mouth but I've heard that guides in Montana are having lots of luck chasing browns with them. They were invaluable when I was living in VA. I remembered the pattern the other night and threw a couple together. Steve I probably owe you at least a couple!
 

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