Rain and fog but small swells and little wind made for some mixed fishing conditions. After a good few hours of sleep we made it back to the boat by 05:00 and moving past the breakwater under some thick fog. Next upgrade to the boat will be radar but having two chart plotters aboard was extremely helpful for running different aspects heading out to Swiftsure bank.
Fishing conditions change day to day and things were slower and definitely had to work for the Kings. Best action came on whole herring on helmet heads and flashers. 5″ silver horde plugs and green and white splatter back hootchies.
It took us few hours to filter through the fish and got off the bank by 11 am. Once we limited on Kings we headed back in to test out some spots for back bass. The bite was heavy and quick. Those 4-5# bass put up a great fight and glad we brought the 10 wt Sage TCX rods as an 8 would be undergunned.
Green over white and yellow green clousers worked great and put some hurt to the hungry predators. Once we were done with the bass we headed back but didn’t bother targeting the pink salmon that were thick around Waadah island. We just wanted to get back to the the fish cleaning tables and to the cabin for a hot shower and dinner and sleep.