Wind Waves, Current and Poppers

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by miyawaki, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. miyawaki Active Member

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    Picked a wild, wooly and blustery day to fish a couple hours on the beach. The popper looks great on day like this. Turned over a few smallish fish and picked up this snaky searun that must have just come out of it's natal river.


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  2. Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    Headed out on the hunt for new water the next couple of days, can't wait.
  3. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Nice work, and good on you for getting out on such a blustery day. I'll bet that those snakey post-spawners have awesome appetites!
  4. miyawaki Active Member

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    No Doubt about the strike

  5. Jim Lawrence New Member

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    I got out on the water on northern Hood canal today a bit before high tide to a spot where I often pick up a fish or two but, no joy. I came back thru that same area after some tidal flow had started but again "no joy". I don't give up easy so I tied on a popper and joy returned. Lots of hits all through the area. I'm a believer Leland. This was also my first fish om my new switch rod as well. That rod is 2;5 feet longer than my boat and a little difficult to handle. I almost had to get out of the boat to land it but what a hoot. All hail the mighty popper!
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  6. Porter Active Member

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    So you sayin those poppers really work in all conditions? ...:p
  7. Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

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    Surf's up, Leland!

    I bet it was fun to see the fish come up to whack your popper. No other fly lures in aggressive fish like your popper.
  8. Beachmen Active Member

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    yes poppers work in all conditions.
  9. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    I hit a local beach for bit this morning. Brought one to hand, 14-15", on a chum fry pattern. Saw a few jumpers but out of my range. One other FFer.

  10. miyawaki Active Member

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    It was dead calm today on a good outgoing tide. Beautifully bright and slow. Got a popper story though - a good fish boiled and was just about ready to take the fly when a seagull tried to eat it at the same time. I did what I always do in case of seagull attack. I yelled and pulled the fly away. Shit.

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