I saw 3 Kings today, one jumped within 20 yards of me while I was busy tying a fly on, the next when came 2 casts into a nice looking tide rip and the third was kind of a side glance in which I saw the dorsal fin and tail as it slid back in....no fish, no pulls, lots of freshly tied flies, a sore wrist (on the non-casting hand) and on an up note I did see my friend catch a small silver fins intact. But other than that the only surface activity was a few gulls early in the AM and some slashers chasing baitfish about 50 feet further than where I can cast too. I wanna see more activity for the $29.77 I spent on the ferry to get over there!! Good things no flotsum, my friend catching a fish and my hall pass which has now expired!
I fished an east side MA-9 beach this morning and it looked very fishy out there with the tide and cloud cover. In the back of my mind I was thinking this is a perfect morning to lock horns with an adult chinook cruising the exposed drop-off. Unfortunately the beach I visited had zero bait in close, not one sandlance! Lots of dungenous crab at my feet, but all just under 6.25"(bummer). I fished anyway as a nice current formed: landed a 17" blackmouth (that fought pretty hard) and two 13" resident silvers. One very nice 6 pound tight scaled, unclipped migratory silver was beached by a kid tossing a buzz bomb. It was nice to see, and apparently one of the first the local anglers have seen. It's pretty clear that the summer 2-7 pound rezzies are sparse this year, so I hope the big boys cruise the beaches as the summer rolls into fall.