Sunday, September 11, 2011

For the first time ever, I visit the boat launch at Anchor Point.  One word of advice for those thinking about launching from there... don't launch at low tide or bring a good set of wheels.  The water was at least 200 yards away.  As I began hauling my gear, a guy in a 4 wheeler stop by and offers assistance.  We load everything up, I run behind holding everything and all is good!  Thanks!  I came in about an hour and a half after high tide and I dragged the yak about 20 yards to where I could get it with a car.

So the target is feeder kings.  From the morning temperatures you could call them winter kings I think. The intel was south of Anchor Point a bit and about 4 miles out.  The problem was I got off to a late start by two hours meaning the tide had already turned.  Against a 2 to 3 knot current, there was no peddling south.  I could make headway, but the instant I changed baits or hooked a halibut, I was 100 yards back.

So I loiter about 4 miles out but I don't get any hits from salmon.  I told myself I was going to try to concentrate on kings, but I couldn't help myself and lowered the gear a few times and each time I got a small halibut.  Maybe I should have focused on that...

I also got to try my windpaddle sail out.  It's great.  Super light, compact, and super duper easy to use.  I was working against a 1 to 2 knot current but it still pulled me against it and made progress.  I'm not sure about 180 deg, but you can get close with the sailing rudder and mirage drive acting as a dagger board.  It also would help if I had actual attachments.  I jsut clipped them onto my front hatch bungie.  Worked even though the two clips were inches apart.

Well I will have to rethink this winter king thing.  Maybe once or twice on the perfect day and if I don't oversleep....

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