With the closure of area 9 last weekend we were forced to change gears to target fish in area 10. It’s been an odd week with records temperatures, heavy smoke from the BC wildfires that burn to the north and warmer water temps.
One day we got out, it was one problem after another. Broken downrigger spool, lost emergency crank handle, broken belt, lost downrigger ball, snubber, auto stop, and offshore clip. That’s fishing, and it comes at a price to pay.
David and his cousin picked off a couple of nice fish on 7/30, however he was not able to reproduce that the following week. In fact he lost two downrigger balls and similar gear while hanging up on likely the same cable crossing between the oil docks and Pt. Edward’s.
Reports of pinks and beach caught coho have been coming in, but not gangbusters by any means. I took a peek at Spokane Street and it was devoid of fishermen and any visible salmon. Maybe we need some rain for the heat wave and to get the fish thinking rivers versus feeding longer in the salt.
The contour looks fishy with good bait ball concentration and arches.
Nice Puget Sound evening with the smoke from the BC wildfires making for some beautiful sunsets.
David’s Olympic nicely outfitted with autopilot, digital kicker throttle controller, and remote steering bar. Note his new radar tower and roof rod holders.
The home made fix to be able to at least fish. We lost all our gear on this side including the emergency crank handle.
David and his cousins fish from 7/30, little did we know it would be the only fish we photographed for the week. Both David and Joe pounded the water this week as well without a keeper. We tried Edmonds, Kingston, Jeff head, and Westpoint without any success.