Phil Latendresse, Mark McGinnis, and I fished the Purdy / Olala area of the Kitsap Peninsula February 26th and 27th. The weather was mostly clear (good for personal pleasure; not ideal for fishing) and calm, and, as is so often the case when sea-run fishing, we had the beaches nearly to ourselves. The beach at Purdy produced four fish for us (two Cutthroat and two resident Coho) on the evening incoming tide. Productive flies were a Marabou Sand Eel and a Chum Baby. The Olala beach gave up only one fish on a morning outgoing tide. Here, again, the successful fly was a Marabou Sand Eel.
It's been nearly a year since I last fished this area, and I was so happy to get back to it and to introduce McGinn and Phil to some of my favorite beaches. The fishing should only get better over the next months, so treat yourself to a trip if you can.