I wanted to get down to try a place that produced good Ling Cod fishing in the previous years. Thao T. would meet up for the task as we’ve been fishing for lings for 7 or 8 years on the fly.
We met up at 5:30 and left Bellevue with little traffic issues. The launch was free and the parking lot void of other rigs and or trailers. This could mean a good thing or bad. We motored up to the spot and started methodically working the water column with our patterns. The rockfish sure liked our offerings and especially my articulated fly as I landed 9 medium sized rocks. Thao on the other hand had some odd eel or snaky fish snagged to his fly hook.
The only fish of the day was a small ling which we released after a couple of photos. The afternoon winds kicked up and we decided to try a reef to drift our flies. Which produced many hits on sand dab, rock sole, and a large starry flounder. Thao wanted to keep a few flounder for the dinner table and I kept 2 to steam up and try with my ginger and green onion recipe.
It’s been poor for me the last 3 outings with no Lings to net. I am liking forward to shifting heard and prepping for the King salmon opener in Westport in a couple of weeks.