Sea Run Cutthroat Fishing Guide


Each year I am amazed (but not necessarily disappointed) in the relatively few anglers I encounter on the bay. And then I remember how overwhelmed I was when I first started; the sheer vastness of the water, the constantly changing tides, and the unknown habits of the prey made the entire effort more than a little intimidating. However, thanks to some willing mentors and a little determination on my part, I not only overcame my intimidation and began to experience some success but also came to appreciate how fortunate I was to have such a vibrant and challenging fishery so close at hand. ”

Mel Hurd, past President and a longtime member of SSFF, is the author of this incredible booklet. Mel originally wrote the booklet in 1993 and revised it in 2006. The 20 page booklet is one of the most informative references for the South Sound area with locations, tactics, etc. This booklet comes highly recommended by many members of our club, who has had success by following Mel’s tips. Mel has graciously made his booklet available to the SSFF. The booklet is available for a minimum donation of $10.00. Your donation includes postage for mailing the booklet to you. All proceeds go into our Conservation donation funds. Some members have donated more than the minimums, and for your extra donations we thank you!

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