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.
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.
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.
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.
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.