The marine forecast was calling for 10-15 knot winds and 1-3′ wind waves from the south and shifting to 20-25 knots in the afternoon. We still made a go to drop pots in the Tornados Peninsula near fisherman’s harbor.
It was a choppy and rougher ride out to the location some 15 nautical miles away from our marina. We got to the drop zone at 08:45, and assembled our pots and bait for the 09:00 opening. We had some trouble with keeping our lines straight and ended up losing a pot, but got three limits before calling it around noon.
My brother in law was feeling pretty sick due to the lumpy seas and having to look down while setting and baiting the pots. That was an expensive day, hopefully I’ll recover the lost pot tomorrow at low tide and try again for Monday the 30th, the last day for prawning in hood canal.