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April
21st

Not bad for a sunny day

Where: The beach
When: Sunday
Conditions: Mostly sunny, warm, light wind
Flies used: Clousers
Species pursued: Resident coho, sea-run cutthroat

Song of the day: “Go Your Own Way,” Fleetwood Mac

They say the sun can put the fish down, sending them to deeper, safer water.

When you think this through, it makes sense.

But if you’re like me, and you’re faced with weighing the option of
a wasted, sedentary Sunday or one that presents even the smallest
chance of a tug, you go anyway.

Besides, who wouldn’t want to get out in the sun

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April
13th

Easter fish hunt

Where: The beach
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Conditions: Friday and Saturday, partly cloudy, fairly calm; Sunday rainy, light wind, cold.
Flies used: Clousers, chum baby, experimental patterns
Species pursued: Resident coho, sea-run cutthroat

Song of the day: “Green Grass and High Tides,” The Outlaws

I hope everyone’s Easter went well.

This past weekend offered a three-day opportunity to find fish and
as soon as the alarm went off at 5AM Friday morning, I wasted no time.

Armed with my ECHO switch rod, I made a mad dash to the beach.

Arriving shortly after the

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April
8th

Good times in the sun

Where: The beach
When: Saturday and Sunday
Conditions: Sunny, warm, light wind
Flies used: Clousers, chum baby
Species pursued: Resident coho, sea-run cutthroat

Song of the day: “Stan,” Eminem

A beautiful weekend. The sun was out, the wind was down and, after a bit of driving, the fish cooperated.

I spent Saturday with Jeremy, a guy that had just gotten back into fly fishing after taking a few years off.

Though the light to non-existent breeze and the sun on our faces
might have projected a day of generosity, the fishing told quite a

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April
1st

Only two days

Where: The beach
When: Saturday and Sunday
Conditions: Wet and slightly windy on Saturday; windier but sunny on Sunday
Flies used: Clousers, chum baby
Species pursued: Resident coho, sea-run cutthroat

Song of the day: “Lazy Eye,” Silversun Pickups

I’m still in search of a significant chum fry population as well as the reckless pods of fish they attract.

For a number of reasons but primarily because I only have two days a
week to poke around for them, I’ve been largely unsuccessful.

Fortunately, things haven’t gotten so bad that

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