Merry Christmas! CoHO HO! 9/13/09

Well, December is a few months away but I thought I had a few nice presents today as Mike R. and I busted out from the house at 4 am and made the drive out to the Oly Penn in search of Coho on the fly. Mike has never seen a Coho before let alone in its wild environment, so I shared with him my limited knowledge of their behaivour and what to expect.

Low tide was at 6:10 am, so I expected some fish to be shooting in with the incoming, as we finally made it to the water by 6:40. There was little activity, but I noticed that another fly fisherman had one on, so we decided to head down and see what the commotion was. Almost immediately, I picked off two hens, one about 8 lbs, the other around 6 lbs. As the tide came in, so did the fish. Two seals were around and they twarted the fish from progressing closer, so it was tough playing the waiting game, while watching the Coho splashing and running all over the bay.

Today I field tested the new G. Loomis Experience rod, that I picked up used, its a 9’6″ 3 piece 8 wt. Rio Clear Intermediate line, and Orvis Mach V large arbor reel. Good thing the rod was used and hopefully some good mojo, as it worked well for this mornings outing. I know I’ve been a good boy as Santa threw 4 Coho to hand, the largest was 12 lbs. Im gonna make dinner tonite with grilled Coho steaks, Roasted Red Potatos, and steamed broccoli. HO HO HO! This is like opening presents on the Christmas morning.

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2 thoughts on “Merry Christmas! CoHO HO! 9/13/09

  1. Lisa

    SO cool! Barely got into the Pinks, and I already want to catch a Coho!

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