Brian says "beginners luck" Baloney! He hooked two BIG Silvers and brought them both in. ( pounds and 10 pounds!Read More
Believe it or not young Sammy's Chinook is lager than the other one. The Kings are getting a bit harder to come by but this split group each got a nice one.
The Ling fishing has been challenging this year but we have been bringing in a keeper or two here and there. Not sure Victoria is loving this pre-historic looking monstor.
But I lost, Michael brought this big Ling in- with a lot of huffing and puffing!
Or Beautiful couple with a very unhappy Ling
Now that's a handsome -- FISH!
Just about every day is a GREAT day! But some days, ---- some days, are EVEN BETTER! Still in the marina as we are leaving a harbor seal bids us goodbye. Next stop is some old pilings to fish for our bait as a Bald Eagle hangs out with us on a nearby piling. Then we head to the fishing grounds near the south tip of Whidbey Island and a pair of large Gray Whales escort us for the first couple hours of fishing as we drift on calm waters and warm temperatures. Later a group of Dall's porpoises swings by to say hello.
OH- and we landed 4 Quill Back Rock Fish (protected so we quickly returned them to the sea) and 3 Ling Cod. One was too small and had to go back, one was well above minimum legal size and the other was the largest Ling Cod anyone can keep in Puget Sound. We started with the yard stick so if he was too big we could get him back in the water quickly. He looked extremely close and likely legal. So we hoisted him on the table to get an exact measurement. Having to check his tail and lip at least 3 times, HE"S OURS! legal by an 1/8 of an inch, just under the top limit of 36 inches.
Father son from Atlanta. Are there any fish in Atlanta? Not sure but they found a couple of NICE Chinook on a beautiful day on Puget Sound. Pops comes to the NW on business and takes his son, good job dad as next year he may have other plans :) Very nice folks, fun to fish with them.Read More
Two West Point graduates and their great friend from the Bay area. A very cold winter day on Puget Sound. Something came up with one of the guys and we only got to fish for about 90 minutes, but we did bring 7 fish to the boat including this one keeper.Read More
All Orthopedic Doctors from the University of Washington system. It took them two years to coordinate their schedules to get out fishing. Not only can they fix your torn ACL they also do a pretty good job fishing.
Dad and 3 sons from New Jersey. Great family. We had 3 of Keepers with 2hours to go. Decent action but undersized. I am about to give the 5 minute warning that we have to head in and BOOM, fish on and Jordan brings in the big fish of the day. Limit winter black mouth for the Jersey boys!
She lost a couple but well made up for it with a long fight to pull this Chinook to the boat. Catch and Release so a quick photo and back in the water. A long fight but she never asked for help, although I think the King Salmon asked for a little relief!
Peter from Singapore pulled in this BIG Chinook.
Mild mannered, all around nice guy, Richard, physician from the mid-west. We have a short 4 hour combination Flounder and Salmon trip, not a lot of time to fish either. As we get underway I am thinking "this guy is no fisherman". Between the 3 of them they pulled in over 30 flounder and then we set off for a short period of salmon fishing (catch and release only). Richard brings three nice Kings to the boat and loses one, a real fighter. Val hooks a nice one but got away just before the boat. Susan lands her share of Flounder but sits out salmon with a bum wrist. Great day on beautiful Puget Sound!