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Puget Sound - March 27th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 56 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
A few good reports the past few days, including good friend and client Dave T who landed a few bright SRC's off of a South Sound beach, fishing an ebb tide in the morning with about a 7-8' drop. Another report from Hood Canal indicated a very good bite on chum patterns, with a few bigger fish to hand.
Puget Sound - March 19th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Windy and Rain
  • 46 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
So Dan from the shop spent a few hours chasing some SRC's around a South Sound beach this morning. Ended up getting one nice cutt and a rezzie, missed a few as well in a little over 2 hours of fishing an ebb tide.
Looked like fishing was about to really pick up as the tide started to get thru the drop, but work called and the fishing was cut short!
Puget Sound - March 16th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Wow, been awhile since we've updated this, please be sure to keep checking back as the reports page is going to be updated frequently from here on out! Puget Sound beaches, particularly the South Sound, have fishing fairly well the past few weeks. Like is often the case early in the season, fishing can run from very hot one day, to pretty slow or non-existent the next. The resident coho seem to finally be showing up, and we've had several reports of active fish in several spots, including the Narrows, and up near Ollala. Chum fry are being seen in a few spots as well, and this being a year after a pink salmon run, expect there to be lots of food available for our cutthroat this spring. Popular patterns include chum fry patterns, smaller shock and awes, and Dave's bead belly shiner. Morning tides this upcoming week look great, so once it starts raining, we say go get 'em!
Puget Sound - August 8th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 62 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Pinks are in. The humpies have finally arrived and can be targeted easily from shore or from a boat in close proximity to shore. We landed 20+ fish in 5 hours on Sunday morning.

5wt-7wt Rods with clear, intermediate sink tips (floating lines can work with heavily weighted flies). Pink shock and awes, pink clousers.

These fish run concentrated in schools mostly and run within 50-100 feet of shore approx.

Puget Sound - August 8th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Tuna Fishing out of Hammond, OR (No Standard Body of Water for Pacific Ocean)
Weather: Overcast in the morning, sunny in the afternoon with moderate seas and bar
Fishing: 18 fish hooked, 13 to boat
Flies: shock and awes are all you’ll need (and I wouldn’t want anything else)
            Imagine a 200lb Chinook that never gets tired…If you can’t go tuna fishing. There is nothing like landing a tuna on a fly rod. First of all, you’ll need a stout 12 weight to land a 20lb fish. We’ve all heard stories of 100 yard steelhead runs. While I’ve never actually seen one of those I can tell you that the first burst of a hooked tuna will easily take 100 yards off your backing…and expect 2 or 3 of these in an honest 20 minute wrestle with this impressive fish. If you can land a tuna you can land anything. You NEED to get down to Hammond and go fishing with Chuck. He’s a cheerful, salty captain who listens to what you want and gets you on top of fish.
            Some things to keep in mind for your trip: Bimini leaders, these fish fight hard to the end and you want a leader that can handle the constant shock and tension that come with tuna. Polarized glasses are a must, the glare from the water will burn your eyes by the end of the day and having some polarized protection also lets you see these beautiful fish in the water (believe it or not you will probably have an opportunity to do some sight casting!!). BONINE, if you might get sea sick… you will; take a BONINE the night before and 1 ½ when you get up and you will feel great without the drowsiness of Dramamine. The bait switch, ask Chuck to point out the bait switch to you before you shove off so that you make sure you DON’T turn it off. When a fish is hooked, he throws some live bait into the water to keep the fish around/bring them up (hello sight casting). You really need to book a trip. If you don’t believe me, next time you’re in the shop ask if anybody’s ever been tuna fishing and see the reaction you get…you’ll never be the same once you’ve landed a tuna.