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#339612 - 03/14/07 12:52 AM 3/13/07 cutties
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 1397
Loc: Bainbridge Island WA
Had a great afternoon chasing SRCs on a local beach. The particular spot i wanted to try is usually best at low tide so i waited until the end of the day to go and my friend was able to come along as well once he got off work.
While we were rigging up i saw a couple swirls so i knew some fish were around. Sure enough, 2nd cast i was rewarded with a little blackmouth. After that i was constantly into cutties, silvers and even one fish that i am pretty sure was a small chum but i am not positive. I ended up with around 15 fish for the two hours while my buddy struggled. We'd switch spots, flies, rods and it just didnt matter... he had some bad mojo goin on for some reason. He might need a slump buster ;\)
Caught one of the prettiest little cuts i have ever got in the salt. Which was a nice reward. picture below.... which is not very good, but the coloration and big spots really stood out on this lil guy. obviously fresh from the streams. The biggest fish we got was a blackmouth around 16 with several silvers around 14 or 15 and one cut that was about that size. A great afternoon.
all the fish came on a little clouser. Olive and white... and i got a few on a cone head half and half i have started to tie. I didnt have any poppers but it would have been a great day to fish them. VEry aggressive fish and some chum fry around as well....

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#339621 - 03/14/07 01:09 AM Re: 3/13/07 cutties [Re: D3Smartie]
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Registered: 03/07/06
Posts: 2561
Loc: WA
Any more pics?

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#339631 - 03/14/07 01:36 AM Re: 3/13/07 cutties [Re: Knucklebustersonly]
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nice fish sounds like you had a blast.

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#339632 - 03/14/07 01:37 AM Re: 3/13/07 cutties [Re: Knucklebustersonly]
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 1397
Loc: Bainbridge Island WA
not of any other fish. i was too busy catching fish to stop and take pics. I guess thats a good kind of busy \:\)
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#339652 - 03/14/07 02:06 AM Re: 3/13/07 cutties [Re: D3Smartie]
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Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 2596
Loc: Whidbey Island
Nice job. That's a beauty.
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#339773 - 03/14/07 02:45 PM Re: 3/13/07 cutties [Re: Addicted]
Salmo g. Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 12745
D3,

Do you use the "chum baby" fly pattern? I haven't fished the salt for SRC, but tied a half dozen of these in case the rivers are out when the Chum fry hit the estuaries hard in a couple weeks or so.

I have a few small chart/white Clousers that I tied for Mexico but didn't use. They have lead dumbell eyes, and aren't so fun to cast, but might be good when the current is running along the beach.

Sincerely,

Salmo g.

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#339793 - 03/14/07 03:44 PM Re: 3/13/07 cutties [Re: Salmo g.]
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 1397
Loc: Bainbridge Island WA
i have used the chum baby but dont like it much. I stick with an epoxy baitfish or olive/white clouser in a #6 with 5/32 or 1/8 dumbell eyes. I like the little up and down action the clousers provide. The thing about SRCs off the beaches is that they arent very picky. Anything that they see they will more than likely come after. The fish i got yesterday just inhaled my clousers. small barbless hooks though and i hope they are all well today.
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#340555 - 03/18/07 03:47 PM Re: 3/13/07 cutties [Re: D3Smartie]
Queets guy Offline
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Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 214
Loc: port orchard, WA
Are muddler minnows poping on top of the water a good fly to use on a calm day and the fish are agrssive?

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#340579 - 03/18/07 07:02 PM Re: 3/13/07 cutties [Re: Queets guy]
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 1397
Loc: Bainbridge Island WA
havent tried it before but many times it doesnt matter
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