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Old 08-26-2008, 08:48 AM
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Bait in Puget Sound

The amount of bait in Puget Sound this summer was crazy in July and August compared to last year (and recent years) at least in the areas I explored. The resident coho we caught last week were fat and nice sized and a hoot on the Miyawaki Popper as well as small clousers.

One observation was where plenty of "happy" jumping coho were around the bite could be frustrating knowing they are there, but when they are surging through the bait it's a sure thing. But fishin being fishin of course some jumpers hit while other rippers won't but as a general rule it was the case.

Strangely the ocean and straits fishery seems to be way down at Sekiu and Neah Bay while Westport seems to be fishing very well. I wonder if favorable conditions in the sound has a role in this odd year? I hope it's not the state of the ocean runs being so poor that Clallam Bay and Neah Bay fisheries are that down for salmon. Another option is maybe the conditions out in the pacific have them still roaming getting fatter and stronger for my fall trip....
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