We put our game faces on, the weather was ideal to make the 40 mile offshore run towards the SWC. I had never been there before and after months of studying charts and reading up on it came up a plan to push off for an area that has done well for Jason T. in the past years. The 2 hour run from the dock was pretty good, the motors ran great and the boat handled like a champ. Nothing eventful, other than beautiful conditions. We did have a few moments of marine layer, but the Raymarine wifi Quantum dome took care of us showing the way as we followed the route marker I laid out.
The sunrises are my favorite, looking forward a highly anticipated day on the water hunting for the flatfish and deep water Ling Cod.
Once we got there, it was tight lines. We found the contour and was easy to pick up the drift, which was moving SW to NE. With little wind, the current would help keep our presentations at the bottom, between 500-600′. 12″ pipe jigs would be the ticket for all the lings and halibut. We never had to go to any bait or plastics as it brought up some great table fare.
The Daiwa Tanacom 750’s worked great for the first time being used, hauling up the mother lode effortlessly saving our backs and bodies.
My largest Ling Cod, 25+ pounds!
With spirits on cloud 9, we chilled out in the cabin and after a hot shower and a night of rest. The weather report however would be another force to mediate with for the next day…