Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Alright. I have to do a better job of keeping this page updated.

I actually have been fishing for the past 3 months. I have been using a boat I bought last year and running it around Westport. Not much to report. Mainly rockfish, undersized ling cod, dogfish, and LOTS of anchovies. I should have taken a camera but fishing by myself , I never seem to have it ready.

I do have one blog worthy entry. Sept 24, I fished Grays Harbor for Salmon. You can only retain Cohos right now. Because of the high water exchange between tides, the people "in the know" weren't too hopeful for a good day. But they were willing to show me so how could I pass that up? Well 2 minutes into the fishing, we hook and land a nice twenty something pound King. I manage a near thirty pounder. In about 4 hours of fishing, we hook 5, land 3 kings. I think that's a pretty good day. Of course all the Kings were released unharmed. I want to thank Francis & Calvin for taking time to show me this fishery.

As a note, as of Oct1 you can legally retain a King. But these fish are so valuable and this year it doesn't sound like there are a lot of surplus fish to make the spawning goals at the current forecast. I may keep a silver or two for the grill but I am going to do what I can to release those Kings out of Grays Harbor this year.