October Fishing Report
We have already covered the fact that October is down right amazing. This week we have been welcomed to the water with beautiful fishing conditions. Slick water, cool weather, and sunshine that has no end. Did I mention we have been starting at 8am? Yeah, 8am… Eat it August! I love October.
On a scale of 1-10, 10 being spectacular sea run cutthroat Fishing and 1 being what happens when you try to fish in your bathtub… I’d say fishing is a full on 10. The cutthroat are gobbling down anything we have tossed at them.
We have been finding most of our fish on intermediate lines pushed up on the shallows. 3-6′ of water has been our main target this week. Have we found some in the depths? Sure have, but why bother when there are plenty pushed up shallow? We have been using a wide variety of general baitfish patterns. Mostly Money Makers in peach and orange or chartreuse and peacock. As a bonus, top water fishing has been awesome this October as the fish are pushed into the shallow water and more densely populated. To round things out, we have been fishing some worm flies just to switch things up over the oysters.
To be honest, we have been having a lot of fun trying to see what the fish won’t eat. They are not exactly picky… More like a vacuum than a traditional trout.
We have some great weather and fishing the next couple of weeks. Get your dates, a boat open on the 20th, 21st, 23rd, and 26th. Let us know and we will get you on the water!
If you are going to miss out on October, I have a secret for you! November is a lot like October… just a little later. Fishing continues to be great, Cutthroat move closer to their estuaries, and we continue to have more fun than anyone else you know.
November 2nd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 16th and 18th. Let us know, we would love to share the water with you all and show you why we love the fall out here on Hood Canal and Puget Sound!