March madness isn’t about college basketball, but the winding down for blackmouth. I am 4 for 4 in fishing Mid channel bank near Port Townsend. It has been a good opportunity to learn new water and mimic the feed for these voracious carnivores.
Chris M. and I pushed off at 06:00 under a dark sky but made good time to drop the lines into the outgoing tide change. The action was good and the fish were on the bite. I landed the first with a red racer flasher with Gibbs Skinny G Bon Chovy spoon fished with 42″ of 30# maxima at 115′ dragging the bottom.
Experts say that outgoing tide is the place to be as long as the winds aren’t howling from the west. Today was the day as we had nice flat water and a good tide change that would ebb flushing the sand lance off the bank to the edges where these predatory blackmouth grabbed some easy pickings.
Awesome weather, and great catching up for our brokers meeting in ‘the office’.