The marine forecast called for 15-25 knots winds and, 2′ wind waves with a southeasterly wind. I knew it would be a bit of a washing machine trolling mid channel bank. We had a couple of hours to hit it before the winds picked up and ended up getting two really good fish on.
Day 2 with the Gulfstream entailed fine tuning some logistics and hardware, figuring out how things work and optimizing the motor, and trim tabs for optimal ride.
We pushed off the dock a little after 06:40 and the conditions were flat as we made our way north towards Pt. Townsend. The flood tide change was at 09:33 and the plan was to start at Pt Wilson and troll back towards Marrow tone Lighthouse fishing in 100-120′ of water.
Phil put down a red racer glow flasher with herring aid coho killer. I was running a small plug that didnt receive any attention and swapped with out later for a coho killer.
Phil had two nice fish on, landing the first and then his dad crackering off the second fish. After a few shakers we decided to call it as the winds picked up. We pushed to point no point dropped again and trolled back with the outgoing tide but never saw a hit.
All in all a very good day and blood hit the deck once again! It was a good day indeed.
Good times and great eats! Old Bay marinated winter blackmouth, manila clams, soba noodle salad with green papaya, and fresh rice. Bounty of the sea!