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Eglon road trip November 16, 2008

Posted by saltcastings in Family, Fishing.
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The boys and I jumped on the Kingston ferry this morning, javanated when we landed and used the power of Google Navigator to wind our way up the coast and down to the beach at Eglon.  Great little saltwater park with a covered eating area and fire pit.  I was pleasantly surprised to find it had a public boat launch, though the lot was small enough to make you realize it could easily turn into a pre-dawn rodeo of tail lights and fisticuffs on a busy summer morning.

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I waded in just north of the launch in the outgoing tide, working my way over to a small gravel bar, then out as far as I could go before heading up the beach.  Just after I switched out a pink mini-ceiver to a pink candy/clouser I hooked a decent fish, probably in the 14-inch range.  Guessing it was a local salmon given the fact it was very silver and it didn’t immediately come out of the water like most of the sea runs I’ve caught.  Regardless, he spit the hook as I was taking in the slack and making my way back to shore so Noah could muscle him in.  My long-distance release skills seem to be improving, unfortunately.

Saw two other nice fish jump within casting range but couldn’t get either to take a fly.  Our plan was to motor north to Point No Point but certain crew mates got hungry so we turned back to Kingston for burritos at Salsa — one of our faves.

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