This was the last official day for the Spot Prawn fishery per the WDFW for the 2017 season. The weather was impeccable and great conditions for some Spot Prawns. We pushed off the dock at 07:30 and made our way south of the bridge. Even saw the legend Tom Nelson with his Salmon University North River boat running to the shrimping grounds.
I wanted to check out a new location near the Toanados peninsula that produced easy limits for some neighbors and we must’ve been at the right location as there were dozens of boats queing up to drop their pots right at the 09:00 breakfast bell.
We couldn’t have asked for a nice day with flat water, and landscape of the Olympic mountains in the background. There is Brinnon and Pleasant Harbor way off in the yonder.
While we had some issues with the bait that went ‘bad’ we were still able to pull off a good amount of prawns, enough for a nice meal for each of us and some to freeze for a future date.
Our sights were set on pushing off for Neah Bay that evening, so we had to swap the Pots for the Poles and head west for our quest for Halibut.