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Name: obryan214 Date: November 18, 2013 Rating:
 
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put the boat down the boathouse elevator and started out at about 2pm at the slag pile for nothing, moved to several places afterwards like in the ferry terminal, boathouse, owen beach, clay banks, pt. defiance, the flats and several other spots in between to end up back where we started. one herring caught near salmon beach was the only thing boated. felt the bait hitting our lines around the slag pile though. had what was probably a flounder near the boathouse. plenty of seals out so we may not have gotten any salmon in the boat anyway.
we were using jigs, pt. wilson darts mostly but tried butterfly jigs also. many different colors.
no other boats out may have been a clue to the fishing conditions.
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Name: robert4681 Date: September 19, 2013 Rating:
 
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Launched at Redondo at 7:00 am. We were only the third boat trailer in the Launch parking lot so we new it might be slow fishing and it was. We trolled in front of Redondo for two hours with no hits, then ran up to 3 Trees Point, no hits, then to Point Roberts also no hits. Not even any shakers. I cannot remember it being this slow in the middles of September before. Where are the Coho? Did not see any fish netted and the few other boats we encountered had the same luck we did. We pulled out at 12:30 pm.
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Name: flyfisherguy Date: September 14, 2013 Rating:
 
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This report is for the Quadfather since he will be happy to know that the pinks are finally winding down, at least in the Tacoma salt water areas, so probably not too many more reports...

;-)

Hit the Brown's Point Beach area at around 11:30 and saw a guy fighting a pink, then about 5 minutes later another guy landed one. Then it went cold for the next two hours. I was fishing the incoming tide, usually the best time to be there, but it looks like the numbers of fish on the beach are really shrinking. Talked to another fisherman who fishes the area daily, he said that there have only been a few fish caught there over the past week. Guess it's time to focus on the rivers if you still want to catch them.

I can hardly wait for 2015, hope the runs are even bigger!

Tight lines everyone!
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Name: barnacle Date: September 14, 2013 Rating:
 
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Fished slag pile from 4 to 6 and gig harbor shoreline from 6 to 7 without a bump. What's up with that? should be good this time of year.
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Name: homewaters Date: September 14, 2013 Rating:
 
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Just been a looky-loo at washingtonlakes.com reports all summer enjoying the great salt opportunities. Couldn't help sharing the notable catch on Saturday. Thought I'd give MA 11 one last chance before taking the boat out of the water from the beach house. Fished my homewaters, Dolphin Point, in search of Coho, although not known for it's Coho fishing, but one of my favorite sleepers for the lack of boats and good fishing.

Started the troll at 6:45am, end of slack which sets up well for fishing the flood for Coho at Dolphin Point. Saw one boat net a Coho pretty darn quick and thought, today should be good. Well, 3.5 hrs later, two shakers and a boat ride, I tie up a Ace High Fly, herring stripped, 34" leader attached to a Red Racer Flasher and told my girlfriend as I snapped the rig on her starboard rod, "If you catch a big fish, you gonna owe me.". Down goes the rig to 45' on the wire in about 175' of water. Troll speed fast, 3.5 mph.

We troll for about five more minutes and I started to get up to make a few more adjustments and the starboard rod is pegged to the water! My lady doesn't see the take down so run to grab the rod only to find the pull is so hard, I can't get the rod out of the Scotty holder due to the weight and fight of the fish.

My girl takes note, comes to my side and I pass the rod off just as I get it out of the holder. It becomes real obvious we have King, not a Coho; the reel is screaming. I'm getting worried she is going to get spooled, up comes my gear and around the bow of the boat to chase the fish! 15 minutes later, 5 major runs and an epic battle to remember, an ocean brght 19.5 white king hits the deck of the Blackhawk.

I heart MA 11 for the generous king retention year round. Report gets a 5. Not for quantity, but quality.
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Name: Ifunny Date: September 08, 2013 Rating:
 
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I went to dash point pier and people were catching pinks from left to right. I limited it out within 30 minutes . Never happen before.
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Name: salmonbarry Date: September 07, 2013 Rating:
 
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Was anxious to get the Tin cup out and try out my new motor and was hoping to enter the Edmonds coho derby but as work would have it, got so slammed on Friday did not get a chance to get tickets and when I called Outdoor Emporium, they had 2 left and would not hold them for me. So now it was up to hitting the Dumamish and chase some pinks and coho's with a million other people or have a calmer relaxing day out of Redondo where I new the pressure would be low but so would the fishing prospects.

I chose the latter as I was exhausted from a crazy work week so met one of my customers at the launch at 5:30 and it was a absolutely peaceful morning to launch and started trolling south towards Dash point. Worked the water pretty good and did see some schools of pinks here ant there and some silvers jumping out in the shipping lane. Tried everything we have but could not get one to take and finally ended up at Browns point where we just stayed close to shore and casting jigs and buzz bombs at them

By 2pm decided to call it a day so now came the moment I was waiting for! Went to start my new motor and she fired right up and after warming it up and making sure everything was buttoned down, put the throttle down and away we went!! Much faster then my 50 sizzler and we made it back to the Redondo boat launch in less the 10 minutes from Browns point!! I was grinning ear to ear when I got back to the launch and you would have thought I had limited out on silvers!! haha Anyway that is the only reason I rated this a 2 ! haha
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Name: BentRod Date: September 07, 2013 Rating:
 
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Finally had a chance to take my wife out to try for salmon this year. Wanted to take her to one of the rivers, but with all the levels running high and having our kids with us, decided to play it safe and go check out the beach scene. Hadn't heard anything recently about MA11, but thought it might still hold a few Pinks at least and the beach is always a good place to take the kids. Got there about noon. Only a few people fishing. Set up shop and gave my wife a tutorial on Buzz Bombing. I spoke to the few guys there and sounded like they hadn't seen anything caught all morning. Most everyone cleared out shortly after we got there, so had a lot of elbow room, which was a nice change of pace. A few more people showed up around 1pm. I thought I got a hit around that time, but missed the hook set. At 2pm we decided to stick it out till 2:30 and call it quits. At 2:15 my wife looks over at me and says, "I'm snagged"....and then it started fighting back. The fish didn't fight overly hard, but my wife landed it in picture perfect beach style, so apparently she was listening to my coaching. It was a small chrome Pink buck. Her first salmon ever! She was excited. She went back to fishing while I cleaned the catch. I'd just finished and cast out my own line when I look over and her rod is bent again! Again, she walked that one up the beach too. A little larger chrome Pink hen this time. I told her to let me finish cleaning this one before catching the next. This time I got to cast a few times before I looked over and saw that rod bent yet again. This one fought a bit better and she was really worried about losing it, but she had no problems putting that one on the beach either. This one was a large buck that was showing some color. Now it was about 2:45, so we stuck around until 3pm before deciding to head for home. We finally saw one other person land a small chrome pink down the beach as we were packing up. Somehow my wife had the touch I guess as she went 3/3. All in all a great trip. My wife caught her first salmon...as well as her second and third, the kids were happy, and we were going home with some fish I could finally try smoking.
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Name: robert4681 Date: September 04, 2013 Rating:
 
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Launched at Redondo at 7:00 am. Trolled in front of Redondo till 9:30 with no hits then went over to Pt. Roberts and also had no hits. At 12:30 while trying for Pinks at Redondo caught one 11 pound King. Very slow fishing but came away with a nice King. Very few boats fishing and didn't see any other fish netted.
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Name: Gwendylyn Date: September 02, 2013 Rating:
 
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No pinks for us today but we brought a few flounder in for dinner.

I rated this trip a two for a couple reasons,
#1 - We still came home with dinner
#2 - I caught something as long as my leg that resembled a shark...? I had no idea there was anything like that close to shore! We were only in about 40 feet of water. I thought for sure it was the mother of all salmon... ha! Thankfully as soon as it broke the surface it shook my jig loose & went on about his way. It actually scared the hell out of me before it cut itself loose because I know you aren't supposed to take them out of the water (who the hell would want to?) and secondly, I wasn't sure just how in the hell we were going to get the jig out of its lip. Any tips for future reference would be greatly appreciated guys! Do people catch these things often? Oh and for the record, whether you guys tell me it was a shark or a perch, I'm telling everyone I know that it was a 12 foot long great white. Don't judge. So really, anyone know what it might have been? Was a steely gray/blue on top, white belly, mouth on underside & big "nose".
#3 - Best part! I got to meet Salmon Barry! Thanks for all of the tips & chatting with us for a bit! It was great meeting you!
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