I grew up in the Seattle area, went to school at the U.W. in Fisheries, and worked at a couple Salmon hatchery facilities in college and during summers. I used to don a dry suit and dive into the juvenile ponds at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery and vacuum up the poop... but that's a (disgusting) story for another day. Traveling to some of those hatchery jobs was the last reason I ever crossed the Narrows Bridge. Until today. Probably a 30 plus year gap. That's kinda scary. The last time I went over there was only one bridge. I remember the wind howling across the span, trying very hard to push me into the oncoming traffic. I have no idea when the second bridge went in. But today I was driving back to Oregon from a business/family trip, and I went to the other side of the Sound to try for some cutts. Rained like a sumbich the whole time I drove down the interstate, but it was OK when I fished. I have never caught a cutt on saltwater with a flyrod. Found a beach that people had talked about on this forum, and went down on an outgoing tide. I used a chum fry imitation, stripped in short jerks, and worked any kind of tide rip that materialized. Caught two wonderful cutts and lost a third. I couldn't have had a better outing.