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    while prospecting for squid

    While A10 prospecting for squid yesterday ran into a couple large masses of rockfish. I dropped the squid jig to try and to see what was underneath them and sure enough, instant double Coppers in the first 50’. There are a few other random spots that hold large schools of rockfish year round...
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    Chloro charts - Aqua satellite down

    So noticed on Nanoos that the chloro charts had not updated in a bit. Pop up (on nanoos) today confirmed that the Aqua satellite MODIS array was having an issue. (which is the primary sat and sensor element used for chloro.) In theory there is the ‘Terra’ satellite that also takes the same...
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    east elliot bay wild kings

    Per the emergency announcement, there doesn’t seem to be any wild king restrictions. Is this true and properly interpreted? —— August 6, 2020 Chinook daily limits increase to 2 fish in Marine Area 10; Elliot Bay fishery to open 4 more days Action: Allows retention of up to 2 hatchery...
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    Sept king in July?

    Look at the color of this one. Pulled it out this evening (A10), normal fishing grounds 70’ on the wire. (58F water). Must have gotten into some warmer shallow waters. — Normally don’t keep fish this color, but it’s July! (after opening it up mostly mature male, had a scar on the right side...
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    Free chit part III

    Ok most stuff is free, too much to explain in words. Items that are not free have a nominal price (these items are resting on bare wood). Happy to return favors to those that have helped me in the past. — Would appreciate a mule for pickup on some items on the Eastside that i have not gotten...
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    !#%!#*!! Tweakers

    Add my boat to the list of pilfered whilst in front of the house. Short and sweet is they tore through pulling the entire panels, DC switches, trim tab controller, 3 Yamaha Command links, cutting through the harnesses; tried to extract flush mounts (12" Garmin - smashing it) and few other...
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    WTB/WTT Whale Gulper diaphragm housing

    Looking to buy or trade for a Whale Gulper Diaphragm housing and threaded fitting assembly. Or trade. (Free and used would be fine too.) Basically the boat builder sealed the joker valves in. Cutting the 5200 didn’t work on one as it would not seal. — So looking for one new housing...
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    Free chit part II, and some not so free chit

    A variety of things... Free Chit: 1) Cannon mounting pad(s) older digi-troll and uni-troll style (and a lock) 2) Scotty base pads 3) Cooler chalks 4) Rigging Flange 5) Perko all-around light 6) Perko stern light (clear) 7) SeaDog 12VDC Outlet 8) Baldwin Filter 9) Folbe cup holder and pole...
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    Trailer side bunk & bracket pair (aluminum)

    Side bunk and bracket pair that came from a new aluminum Tuff Trailer - $40 This two bracket set originally was part four bracket set (as shown below). (The original setup was converted to two brackets/arms with ~2' side bunks; which is plenty given the construction of Tuff Trailer and the...
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    Free boat chit

    Free boat stuff, all in working order. (One simple request, no flipping.). Most of this stuff i’ve accumulated from new boats or simply given too me. 1) Isotherm (danfoss) marine fridge. (110AC or 12/24 VDC, compressor is mounted separate, lines are still good. (removed from boat last...
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    2 - 4 - 21 went the bait stops

    After keeping an eye on the weather (all week), and making one last AM check, made a go for a late Saturday morning start (to let things calm down as much possible). -- Once the boat was iced up, fueled and baited; motored out of the WP breakwater at ~8:45AM. Set a waypoint for the middle of...
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    Cleanup on aisle 10

    Went out Sat/Sun in A10 with a couple friends, 8 total over the two days. (8 for 12, 7K's and 1S really small) -- Spoons were the trick, depth didn't seem to matter, 60'-135'. Incoming tide was a better bite, and seaweed was tough going. The coho was tiny, but the last fish to make the bag...
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    WP tuna 21st

    Took a WP sport boat charter Wed, 44 total. The kicker: 56nm run back to the south jetty...and the N wind was kicking up and looks to stay that way. -- The sport fleet was almost all there packed in tight; so my guess is they are back at it today weather permitting. (Not my numbers to give...
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    A9 leftovers

    Unclipped from the buoy at 7:10 turned the corner and boom, first thing I caught was a stellar sunrise, took a quick shot while underway at 25knts... Rounded the corner drove north around some nets (man do they panic, thinking I am going to run straight into a net)... Started the troll...
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    Tuna run - 2.5 minutes per fish...

    Big thank you to Cpt Darrell and deck hand Daniel with Far Corners. Had the luxury of doing a tuna run on the 25th, and it was fast and furious fishing. Trolling gear in ~7:15-7:30AM and two quick bait stops…but those were teasers. Our 3rd stop netted ~50 fish. (Yes, fish coming in so fast...
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    A9 Combo

    Got lucky in today's A9 opener. Left the buoy at 5:25AM, line down at 6:00AM, line out a 9:09AM, back in the house at 10:10AM. 13.5 and 11... --- Expected to have to scratch out one fish. Did loose a cannon ball, when the downrigger missed the stop, cranked away (while I was cranking in...
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    RIP A10 summer kings

    Central Sound closed to summer Kings this year according to Mark Yusa of the Seattle times. http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/other-sports/no-summer-king-fishery-in-central-puget-sound-for-first-time-in-years/ While no one (at least no one reading on this forum) can be happy about the...
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    A9 Sunday Smell

    The skunk on the boat smells so bad you can probably smell it through your speakers. -- First skunking in a long time so I can post this report without too much shame. Long story short: left the buoy at 5:45AM, dropped crab gear, and ran with the tide to Craven (took awhile to get there...
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    NOAA - 1/2nm Orca No-Go Zone (Buffer) off San Juan Island

    Some of you may remember this idea proposed by NOAA a few years ago. Well it appears NOAA is kicking this idea around again. The short and sweet: a 1/2nm No-Go Zone (buffer) on the west side of San Juan Island from May to Sept for Orca's. Conservation and stewardship are needed on multiple...
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    Area 9 (20th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th)

    Covered a lot of area 9 these last two weekends, time to share the recon: Marrowstone Pt, Craven Rk, Bush Pt, Foulweather, PNP, Pilot Pt, and a little bit of Edmonds. Almost the entire time I was fishing solo, in the AM. But before I get to far, I would like to thank the Albemarle that...
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    Westport 15th, mixed bag

    Longtime lurker here, so finally decided to add my posts to the mix. I made a solo trip to WP on Friday (15th) and had a mixed bag. I caught mostly native kings (3), and release a small hatch (1 @ ~5 lbs) and a small coho (maybe 22” at best), plus many other take-downs, and lost...