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Hi all, been out of fly fishing for a while but my 12 year old showed some interest so we are getting back into it, I've already took him out a few times to the south fork of the snoqualmie, but I was wondering if anybody had any suggestion on a lake friendly for a 12 year old for casting from the shore in the Seattle area? Any fish species would be ok, as long as he gets some action...




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Beach fishing for trout (or anything0 and good action? Not a lot of options, but here is one. Go up to Rattlesnake, fish the South shore, easy walk and some nice small beaches. Fantastic view and enough rocks and sticks to throw while not catching any fish. If you really want him to catch a fish, might as well use power bait and you'll do ok.....can't believe I'm saying that, but I don't even bother reporting or trying to educate them anymore, life is too short and it's useless. Just use a single barbless hook and release them ( illegal to keep any ). When he asks why you released the fish, just say the obvious, so he can catch it again.
 

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I am hoping Fred was kidding about the bait use since it is a Selective Gear Lake.
"Selective Gear Rules Only unscented artificial flies or lures with one single-point, barbless hook are allowed. Up to a total of three artifcial flies or lures, each containing one single-point, barbless hook may be used. Bait is prohibited; fish may be released until the daily limit is retained. Only knotless nets may be used to land fish except where specifcally allowed under Special Rules for individual waters. If any fish has swallowed the hook or is hooked in the gill, eye, or tongue, it should be kept if legal to do so. "
Go to Green Lake which has lots of casting space, even a casting pier. Lots of fish. See the report 98103.
Not sure why you would want to keep any fish from the lake but I guess your allowed 2. They are starting to show lesion spots.
 

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Thanks, he is not interested in bait, but in fly fishing, and he already has catch and release engrained in him, I'm just looking for more options to keep him engaged.

We'll try both options!


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Beach fishing for trout (or anything0 and good action? Not a lot of options, but here is one. Go up to Rattlesnake, fish the South shore, easy walk and some nice small beaches. Fantastic view and enough rocks and sticks to throw while not catching any fish. If you really want him to catch a fish, might as well use power bait and you'll do ok.....can't believe I'm saying that, but I don't even bother reporting or trying to educate them anymore, life is too short and it's useless. Just use a single barbless hook and release them ( illegal to keep any ). When he asks why you released the fish, just say the obvious, so he can catch it again.
It's never too late, there are plenty of good apples worth investing time in. Infact, it is our duty to put a greater emphasis on proper, law-abiding actions with impressionable students of nature.
 

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Mark, I was kidding....but he would have had a lot of company doing just that. I do make an effort at the launch, I believe that a recent post from RSL mentioned that. I just don't bother with the beach idiots, besides the fact that that is were the real poaching is, most know it ( and don't care )....and no cell service after leaving the parking lot.
 
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