MA 9 8/6: A day late and a dollar short

#16
Hell yeah Rob nice work!!!! I so want to tangle with a nookie on the fly!! I saw several this morning within range but no love. Great memory for you sir! Well done!!!!


Bill that is brutal man!
 

mtskibum16

Active Member
#21
Nice work Rob! I wouldn't feel bad sending a fish like that back! All these Kitsap reports (especially kings) sure aren't going to help with the already crowded beach though.
 

Bagman

Active Member
#22
Nice work Rob! I wouldn't feel bad sending a fish like that back! All these Kitsap reports (especially kings) sure aren't going to help with the already crowded beach though.
You couldn't be more correct. 5:00am today I was in the water standing my ground/water. Waiting for some light to come through the fog. By 6:00am I had kids and grown men casting from the bank over both shoulders. I couldn't take it any longer. Told one of the buzz bombers he could have my spot. He said that he would not give up that spot if he were me. All I could tell him was I could not take the chance of hooking someone. High point of the day was watching a 10 year old kid landing a nice Coho.
 

DimeBrite

MA-9 Beach Stalker
#23
Bagman,
Sorry to hear about your experience with the crowds, that sounds awful. The pinks haven't really even arrived yet either. It's tough there at high tide.
 

mtskibum16

Active Member
#24
You couldn't be more correct. 5:00am today I was in the water standing my ground/water. Waiting for some light to come through the fog. By 6:00am I had kids and grown men casting from the bank over both shoulders. I couldn't take it any longer. Told one of the buzz bombers he could have my spot. He said that he would not give up that spot if he were me. All I could tell him was I could not take the chance of hooking someone. High point of the day was watching a 10 year old kid landing a nice Coho.
The key to that is a few carefully placed backcasts that buzz their head. They usually figure out the faults of their positioning and find somewhere else to fish. :p

That said, you do need to learn to be an efficient and accurate caster and be comfortable fishing close to others if you're going to fish there. I know when I first started beach fishing I got uneasy if someone was within 20 ft of my casting side. These days as long as it's not windy I'm good to go as long as I can't reach over and touch my neighbor. ha
 

Bagman

Active Member
#27
I don't want to put a hook in anyone but hurting a kid that is out for his first fishing experance. Man I really dont want to do that. No fish is worth hurting anyone. It's was best to just walk away and fish another day.