mackerel...on the fly...from shore...for catfish

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  1. seacitizen

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    hey guys,

    I was wondering is anyone had a recommendation for hunting down some mackerel from shore. any spots around the bays or jetties? It would be fun to fish an all out mack attack on a 5wt, and I could use the baits for doing some catfishing.
     
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    The jetty has a few around sundown, I suspect
     
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    ...wanna go try some afternoon?
     
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    Can't until after Saturday. Sunday eve might be my next shot at the jetty
     
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    well keep me posted...im interested anytime really.
     
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    Will do
     
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    Harbor Island at sunup
     
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    Pretty much any of the piers as well during incoming tide.
     
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    Pretty true for maks in general, not sure how that would work with a fly rod...
     
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    yea I wanted to avoid the pier for just that reason...that's why I was hoping someone had a good bay or jetty spot. im thinking of maybe chumming some old bread off of mission point and throwing small all white or black/white clousers...thoughts?
     
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    Were you out at Spanish Landing around noon today ? I was out for a quick 1/2 hr
     
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    I wish. i've been at work
     
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    I mean - yeah
    Ahem ...

    Me too
     
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    soooo...whereabouts on harbor island? any fly or technique recommendations?
     
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    Anything shiny will get the mackerel bite going. There were tons of baitfish near the shore

    I was casting into the breaking smelts. Even though the water quality was good, I didn't see anything sizeable making them jump...
     
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