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I managed to catch a reasonable weather window yesterday for a few hours around the low tide over on hood canal. The lab Georgia and I managed to find a pretty good pile of cutts, a few seals, and one absolutely immense sea lion. Most of the trout were 12-13 inches but one was around 16 (but skinny and marked up) and another was an easy 19 inches (fat and covered in sea lice). We fished from shore with a floating line and a simple white /orange flatwing minnow pattern.

I just simply don't do this kind of fishing enough. I didn't know that it was still good so close to winter, but this board has educated me on that.

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Nice report. Looks like your dog enjoyed the outing as well.
November followed by December are two of the best months down south in my opinion.
When the rivers are blown or too crowded, its nice to be able to fish most days in complete solitude.
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Thanks guys. Yes, the dog has the best day of her life every time.

I didn't realize the sound and Hood Canal would fish into December. Relative newbies like me appreciate the encouragement and info.

I got out again today for a few hours. Only one fish landed but it was a large male golden stunner...

There were 2-3 more grabs but it was definitely slower than Tuesday, perhaps because it was colder and no wind / little current.
 

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I managed to catch a reasonable weather window yesterday for a few hours around the low tide over on hood canal. The lab Georgia and I managed to find a pretty good pile of cutts, a few seals, and one absolutely immense sea lion. Most of the trout were 12-13 inches but one was around 16 (but skinny and marked up) and another was an easy 19 inches (fat and covered in sea lice). We fished from shore with a floating line and a simple white /orange flatwing minnow pattern.

I just simply don't do this kind of fishing enough. I didn't know that it was still good so close to winter, but this board has educated me on that.

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Any chance you could post a pic of the fly?
 

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I was finally able to get out for a bit yesterday on a local beach. Drove to the beach with "thick" rain.

Pretty nice morning with the dark coulds to the south and the higher snow covered peaks of the Olympics poking through the clouds. Managed two rezzies and two SRC's to the net on a popper. Missed a couple of others. Then to the local micro brewery to warm up with a nice beer and breakfast.

Good day.
 
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