Spring may be my favorite time to fish for coastal cutthroat. The water is cold and clear and big spring tides bring river-like flow to the beaches of South Puget Sound. With spawning activity in the creeks dwindling, the cutts return to the salt to focus on feeding. Looking to gorge on salmon fry, they are all too eager to clobber a baitfish pattern...and we are happy to give them the opportunity! Stripping flies to hungry sea run cutthroat can produce some thrilling encounters. Last March I knew the fishing had hit its stride when one morning a client made a cast and before he started stripping a MONSTER cutt inhaled the fly and disappeared. Half a second later the rod shot out of his hand (the line had wrapped around the back of the reel at the end of the cast), he reached out with his other hand and caught the rod and line in mid air. Instantly the line came tight and POP! 15lb tippet snapped and the fish was gone. I rigged him back up while he regained composure. No longer shaking, he slung another cast out...FISH ON! My log records John netting 23 cutthroat that day. Come join me for an exciting adventure of your own!
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