Beware 2: Big SRC in MA9

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

  1. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    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!


    ;) 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

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

  3. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    I bet that put a bend in your rod.
  4. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

    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

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    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

    Patrick Allen Active Member

    Very sweet catch
  7. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

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

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Looks like a native gill net
  9. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    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

    Tacoma Red Active Member

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

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    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

    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    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

    miyawaki Active Member

    Chrome chum are hot. Congrats!

  16. SciGuy

    SciGuy Active Member

    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

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    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

    ten80 Active Member

    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

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    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

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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