I’ve been looking forward to getting out to try my hand at some winter blackmouth fishing any some crabbing while we’re at it. I had wanted to run the Arima as well and have the kids join since the weather can be unpredictable in January. The recent storms and heavy rains flooded the homes along twin spits road near Norwegian point as the drains were at capacity coming from the Buck Lake plateau.
I invited Thao T. to join us for the weekend to clear his head out and refresh his mind and soul. Winters can be brutal for Seattlelites and a little on the water therapy can be exactly what the doctor ordered.
We soaked the pots and made the run out the next morning towards Pilot Point in search of willing salmon. Saw alot of birds and bait, almost too much bait in fact. 8 watercraft with anglers aboard were working it as well. We saw no nets fly and we’d also be amongst that bunch.
We trolled spoons and herring strips on hootchies. The only thing that would come to the boat was a clipped shaker blackmouth. No problem, it was good to run the boat, burn some fuel and get the cobwebs off the gear.
At least we did well with some nice crab up to 8″ and above.