The view from Washington Park Boat Launch. Cypress Island is located about 4 miles north.
Joe H. would get some rest before the slay fest started.
On arrival you can see the damaged net pens and line up of anchored boats in the north part of Deepwater Bay.
First hook up, they were amazing strong fighters. Imagine the strength of a king and acrobatics of a wild coho. That is the Atlantic salmon. I can’t even imagine what it’s be like to target them in their natural element.
Pretty typical fish with no warping of Jaws or bashed fins as we were led to believe.
Strength! Enough to bend these hooks!!!
Ching W. does battle with a hot Atlantic. Reel screaming runs and acrobatic leaps weren’t uncommon for these brutes. We saw fish into the 15-17# class with the smaller ones being the 10# variety.
Just getting them into the net was an endeavor, not easily succumbed and powerful and thrashing water.
David K. showed up with his son Charlie and they managed to catch a couple as well.
Lining back up to retrieve the boat with classic San Juan views in the distance.
Back at the ranch with our bounty, 23 landed chrome bright fish.
There were times between the better fishing that was around the tide changes. We fished the whole day and between two tides. We did best in the afternoon when the bay felt like a river. Drifting and jigging 1.5 darts was most productive in 30-40′ of water.