IMHO main outmgration of sea-run cutthroat has not occurred yet!

Saw some fish north of Gig Harbor today which is more than I can report for previous days. Still not a whole lot of chum fry but there were some. I think it will definitely pick up in the next week.
Yes - the photo below is what I got all hits on.... I got it from Ben at PFF in mill creek.

"Foul free Hering"

Threw other fry patterns also, but notta...

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Ah yes, I have a few like that. I really like that tie, I gotten good results with it in various color schemes.

Chester Allen

Fishing addict and scribbler
I fished a couple of South Sound inlets early last week, and I found some areas with quite a few chum fry and some with very little. The fishing was OK -- certainly not Trout-O-Rama -- but I didn't expect tons of fish. I landed a few of Roger's "cookie-cutter" fish, which I'm always happy to see. I also saw, but did not hook, a couple of big fish. In my experience, the best fishing over chum fry happens in April and May. I agree that it's a good idea to start out with small patterns and "match the hatch" in size as the season goes on. Everyone has spring fever right now -- yeah, me too -- and perhaps we all remember the great fishing from March of 2013. I'm hoping a slower early season means a better late season -- say, late May and early June. And, hey, don't forget those pink fry!


Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
I've been hitting the beaches pretty hard lately after not fishing for searuns for a number of years. The last six weeks have been excellent.
Very few of the fish are showing signs of being post spawn (color and skinny). Many are looking very fat and healthly with lots of color. I'd imagine those fish have or will be heading up their home streams very shortly.
The good news is there are a wide variety of sizes in the fish I've been seeing. My best day so far was eleven fish to hand ranging in size fron 7" to 16"
I hope this variety bodes for the future.