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I managed to connect with a few nice ones today, dawn patrol early in the am on a falling tide near Everett. I've noticed at this beach that I have more luck casting parallel to the bank regardless of current direction, which means these fish are working very shallow (knee deep or less). When I cast perpendicular I don't get a lot of takes, even when I can see fish eating out there. This fish was about 18.5 - 19 inches and feisty. There were a few others landed that were 15-17, and some others got away. At about 8:30 am (low tide) it shut down for me.
 

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Amazing fish and great learning curve.... there are always times and beaches were big SRC are in crazy shallow water areas.... anyone who has been on a beach long enough has a story about a big fish they grabbed that was splashing behind them (between them and the shore) and the act of turning 180 degrees and casting back in toward the beach in inches of water was the ticket to success.... nice!!
 

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anyone who has been on a beach long enough has a story about a big fish they grabbed that was splashing behind them (between them and the shore) and the act of turning 180 degrees and casting back in toward the beach in inches of water was the ticket to success.... nice!!
On this note, I have a friend who said his dad used to take a ladder out and wait for the tide to come in so he could fish back toward the beach. Anyone here ever try that method? Not that I have a ladder I want to drag to the beach, I was just curious.
 

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On this note, I have a friend who said his dad used to take a ladder out and wait for the tide to come in so he could fish back toward the beach. Anyone here ever try that method? Not that I have a ladder I want to drag to the beach, I was just curious.
You just have to remember at what height you have to fold up your ladder and get back to shore!
 

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I have a friend who said his dad used to take a ladder out and wait for the tide to come in so he could fish back toward the beach. Anyone here ever try that method? Not that I have a ladder I want to drag to the beach, I was just curious.
Probably the first step (sic) differentiating between someone fishing for SRC or someone fishing for Salmon is how they use their ladder. SRC fishermen always sit facing the shore.

If the ladder had a recliner on a swivel seat attachment, a stripping basket, a drink holder, and an ashtray Leyland would be in heaven. napping through the top or tail of the tide...banging out some casts when suitable motivation is achieved...
 
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