Smash

Got into Kings and cohos in a big way.  4 kings and 24 cohos in about an hour. Kept me busy. They are closing kings Aug 1.   Don’t shoot the messenger.    We are getting screwed on the deal.

Cohos

Limit of coho by 9am.  Seemed a bit bigger this morning.   Hali bass and a big ling too.  Day 3 for this group coming up.

Day 1

Father and three sons.  It was a pretty solid day of fish catching.  Made a few right moves and we had 4 kings, 4 Halibut, and 24 cohos by noon.  Grabbed some bass too.

Day 3

Finished strong with a limit of coho and Hali.   See you next year.

Good day.

Kings, coho, halibut, and black bass.  A little weather to contend with but got it done.  A few kings left to chase tomorrow.

New group

Hit the cohos good. Then got bottom fish.   Lots of bent rods today.  Will go after kings tomorrow.

Last day

Had a great last day with my group of three.  Limit of coho, halibut, and some rockfish.  Coho bite was solid.  Back at it with a new group tomorrow.

Limit of coho

Had a good day.  Limited the boat on cohos, halibut, yellow eye, and bass. Also got the last king we needed for our annual limit.  Looks like cohos are here.

Kings and a few coho

Group of three.  Doubles on nice Kings in the morning, biggest was 36#.  Lost one to a sea lion.   Fished a lot more for 5 coho.  Halibut Shrunk on us as well as rough seas.   Will try a new spot tomorrow for a better grade. Also go after bottom fish.

Wrapped up

Wrapped up group of 8.  Jeff was second boat and did a great job.  Always enjoy this group from Ca.  New group coming in tomorrow.  It’s raining.  Hopefully coho surge will follow.

New group

Group of 8.   Have a second boat running.  We were fortunate and got some nice Kings today. Biggest was 44lbs.  Also a 27 and 26lb.   Second boat had a dozen coho. 5 coho.   Coho are showing up though.  Lots of meat today.

Day 2

Had a good day!  34# king.  6 coho.

Offshore Day

Flat water today.  Went half way to China and got a real mixed bag, most in the same spot. Let several Kings go.  5 coho and a handful of pinks in the mix. Kept three kings and released some nice ones as the day included a double and triple on kings. Back at it tomorrow with a focus on coho.  Still one king on the table for this group of four.

Charters again.

After a brief break from charters for commercial fishing and rest, will be back to charter fishing tomorrow.  Some 40lb + kings being landed.  Cohos are showing offshore.  One of my partner boats had 9 offshore yesterday.  Should improve daily if historical trends hold true. I did a little personal fishing for the freezer.  Ran a camera off the downrigger ball.  A few pictures from that.

Down but not out

Going on a few hours of sleep, headed offshore this morning for the king opener.  Not very good.  The radar bailed me out.  Spotted a 20 boat fleet working way offshore.  Joined them and immediately started catching fish. And then right on cue a hydraulic hose burst and sprayed fluid all over the boat.  Without hydraulic power I cannot fish. Unable to cobble a repair, I am running back to town for a new hose so that I could get back off the dock tomorrow and go fishing.

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