Beware 2: Big SRC in MA9

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by mtskibum16, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Out fishing for salmon today and hooked this pig of a SRC! This has to be some kind of a record and was quite a surprise!

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    ;) Sorry Pat, couldn't resist! Caught this bright chum in MA9 today. Pretty unusual catch as far as I know. Took a pink over white clouser. Does anyone know if it would be a late summer run or an early fall chum?
  2. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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  3. Rob Ast Active Member

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    I bet that put a bend in your rod.
  4. DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Great job Matt! Looks like something bit that chum besides your Clouser. My guess is that it is an early fall chum all chromed out.
  5. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    It was pretty awesome to watch. We couldn't figure out what it was, history knew it was big. Definitely didn't fight like a silver

    That pic doesn't do that fish justice. It was just bad ass.
  6. Patrick Allen Active Member

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    Very sweet catch
  7. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    Awesome fish
    Looks like something took a bite out of it
  8. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Looks like a native gill net
  9. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Yeah not sure what the injury was from. I was thinking maybe a gill net. I didn't inspect it real close since I was releasing it.
  10. Tacoma Red Active Member

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    Next time bring a pair of water skis for a free ride. Nice catch congrats!
  11. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    The injury looked very bite mark to me. I could clearly see the line of teeth where something tried to take a bite out of it. But not totally sure what all a Gill net injury can look like
  12. ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    That will stretch your string... nice fish!
  13. Peter Pancho Active Member

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    Wow bonus for you! Looks like the Quilcene is having there early run now from reports
  14. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    That must have been exciting. I have seen them landed a few times in MA9, but never on my line. Good job stopping that fish. This is when a good drag really pays off.
  15. miyawaki Active Member

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    Chrome chum are hot. Congrats!

    Leland.
  16. SciGuy Active Member

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    I was going to be snarky and correct your grammer about improper use of "beware" instead of "be aware"...but now that I see you with Mr. Chumsky it is clear that you used the correct word...
  17. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Thanks guys! It was pretty awesome! I initially thought big coho, then starting thinking big pink or king the way it just hammered down without breaking the water. He made a decent run but I was running 15lb maxima with my drag cranked pretty hard, so it stopped him pretty fast. Ran me up and down the beach for a while before I could get him in though. Cool experience!
  18. ten80 Active Member

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    Watch out, other, large "not cutthroat" lurking in MA9. Jason Rolfe caught this dandy cabezon this morning. I'd never seen a real one before (sorry Ira :p)

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  19. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    That was pretty cool. Kind of didn't know what to do with it or how to hold it! Neat fish though--too bad they fight like an old boot.
  20. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    That chum looks like an absolute torpedo by the way. Did it give you a good fight, Matt?