Wednesday, October 21, 2015

July 4th Halibut Whiskey Gulch

So I try my luck. Raining and 5knt winds but very comfortable. Much more so than the blazing sun from yesterday.  

Hit 35 ft of water and start fishing. The bite was definitely on. Boated 8 or 9 fish in less than 2 hours. The problem was they were all in the 15 to 25 range with a couple of 5 pounders mixed in. Determined to bring back of at least a pair of forties I keep pitching them back with the bite being on. 

Then all of the sudden I'm caught in 15knt winds and super steep wind waves. Nothing crazy but it would have been if it had gotten any worse. 

Being a few miles offshore, I decide to high tail it back to the launch.  Fortunately for me I ran into two fish on the way back. The only bummer....I swear the instant I cut the second fishes gills, the wind stopped and it completely flattened out.  I could have, should have fished kings but I was drenched.  I wonder where the heck I'm going to catch a July King. 

At any rate, ended the day a little perturbed at Mother Nature despite two fish that should total close to 45 pounds but if I'm partially bumming about today, then I'm spoiled rotten.  LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!



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