SRC Confusion

I have been fishing South Puget Sound for the last five days straight at the evening high tide and as it falls cutthroats have been flying around in the first 20 feet of shoreline. I assumed they eating marine worms like all the seagulls were, no takes from any fish but a seagull took it. haha. Anyone have any suggestions or comments about what may be going on? Thanks.


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White wooly buggers imitate the pile worms ok
You could try a articulated chenille pattern

Other than that keep grinding
Maybe slow the retrieve

My hits have have been on slow stripped flies drifted behind the skiff

Good luck


Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
Are you sure they are cutts?
They could also be smaller resident coho. Seem this is about the time of year you'll start to see them happily jumping around.
Have you tried a euphausiid or amphipod pattern yet?

Scott Salzer

previously micro brew
Ain't no such thing as a "sea" gull, they be gulls. They are in Montana and other inland places, without a sea. Look at any bird ID books and look up "seagulls' what do you find, nada. Like Canadian geese - geese don't have a nationality. Canada goose / geese is correct.

I had a prof that trained me well in the ways of flying critters.