Day 2 would bring rains, overnight winds and cooler, cloudier temps. The guys didn’t get up at O’dark thirty like they’d hoped for, but I had a plan.
Coho are aggressive feeders and when bait is present and tide change happening a light switch turns on and times of slow fishing can turn into stellar days.
The flood tide was at 13:20 and I wanted to get lines in the water by 12:00 and moving with the tide towards Kingston. This proved to be very good as our boat seemed to have the only nets flying and fish in the box. 4.5″ squid with twinkle skirts, and herring strips were the key to the success with a fast troll. Magic depths were 165 FOW and 50′-75′ of cable. We also had very good action on the center rod with a 5 oz. mooching weight and a Rhys Davis army truck helmet and whole red label anchovie.
Mark K. was able to land a beautiful 2nd fish in his lifetime, believe that or not. Growing up in southern CA he wasn’t exposed to fishing or the outdoors. His while outlook changed over the few days spent in our neck of the woods.
‘Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.’ – Thoreau