Fell off the wagon today and chased the dragon

Discussion in 'Washington Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by wdlfbio, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Hello. My name is Laurence and I’m a tunaholic. I successfully maintained sobriety for about 9 months. But today, I gave in and spilled blood.

    We said hi to Norm and Carrie this morning while waiting for ice (0600 was when we could get ice). Loaded the boat up, got her launched, and got a scoop of live chovies to help us. We pointed my buddy’s Glacier Bay sw, heading for 46 30 / 125 00. There was blue water, birds, and 60°+ water well short of that. We made a couple stops and set out the troll gear. 2 zucchini daisy chains, 1 gay pride xrap, and a natural cedar plug (never leave home without it). Nothing before 30/00. Nothing at 30/57. We ran south a few miles and tried again. Nada. Nothing at 27/57. Nothing at 23/57. Nothing at 20/57. We ran to 13/57. And that’s when the Torium 30 and cedar plug alarm went off.

    Did the immediate conversion to chum in the water, and hooked a bait for the boat owner. Barely after handing him the rod, his little chovie outswims Michael Phelps on his best day. In gear goes the reel and Poi Dog is hooked up. It’s one. Fish are swimming below the boat. Fish are boiling at the stern. We get the troll fish brought in and DAMN. It’s big. Not our typical early season fish.

    And then it happens. Deck boss down. My back spasms. I’m able to gaff a couple fish but then into the cuddy I go and I’m done :(. Killed 5 fish right then and the kids called it to get me home :(.

    But, at least we opened the door for y’all. Go get them.
     
  2. easydoesit86

    easydoesit86 nubbie

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    right on. Sorry it hear about your back, but isn't that what they make those little white pills for? So we can still enjoy life without a bunch of pain. Might need to warm up on those red meat fish to get ready for the crack fishery.
     
  3. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

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    I see no pictures so this did not happen.

    Glad you guys got into them!
     
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  4. Ducky Duckworth

    Ducky Duckworth Well-Known "Member"

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    Am I understanding this coords correctly? 46 13 / 124 57? 53 nautical miles from Westport?
     
  5. Walker Inc.

    Walker Inc. I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yes
     
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  6. Chasin' Tail

    Chasin' Tail ~Jumpers!!~ <*)))><

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  7. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You don't have a problem. cold Turkey for 9 months. time for a bender. good on you. bummer about the crook back though
     
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  8. NWGuy

    NWGuy Kid's smiles are the best!

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    OK everybody together....Hello Laurence!

    Sorry about the back. I hope you get back out being a tunaholic soon. With Ho's like you around, guy's like me don't have a chance.
     
  9. FVSerenity

    FVSerenity Captain

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    Oh Shit!
    No you diten
    You done did it now!!!!!!!
    I was supposed to go salmon fishing next weekend!!!!

    Dammit!!!
     
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  10. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Quimby gutted our fish and they were full of chovies. Not shrimp. Not crabs, decent sized chovies.

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  11. MarkColeman

    MarkColeman Boat Slave Advertiser

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    Nice job out there!
     
  12. mrfish11

    mrfish11 "Ice Melter"

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    mrfish11 "Ice Melter"

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    I was wondering why i heard you that one time and then couldnt get you again. Sorry to hear about your back bud!!! Glad you guys got bloody, it was a fun day for sure!
     
  14. Waterdog~

    Waterdog~ Just one more

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    Nice work...….now heal up the season just started
     
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  15. robodad

    robodad BullShitoligest

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    Looks like you had plenty of ice on board, grab a Ziploc fill it up with shaved ice, stuff that fucker in your Grundens add a couple wraps of duct tape to your belt and soldier on deck boy, you don't want to be labeled a quitter do ya ? you-suck-smiley-emoticon.gif









    Just joking, I know all too well about the back pain after 3 back surgeries brother, get yourself healed up and get back out here !! :cheers:
     
  16. liltrouble

    liltrouble Well-Known "Member"

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    Most beautiful picture ever of those tuners in the ice. Falling off the wagon is never good but at least you didn’t waste that on a flimsy little fish. As they say though, “one is too many and a thousand is never enough”.

    Go waller in addiction and don’t be to hard on yerself. That wagon will be ready for you if you need it, or want it.

    :p
     
  17. Mukilteo69

    Mukilteo69 Balls Deep

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    Go Team Glacier Bay!
     
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  18. Sea Sport

    Sea Sport Made in Washington

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    Way to fall off the wagon! Nice albies!!! Now indulge yourself!
     
  19. GregE

    GregE Seeking Kodak Moments

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    OK, I'm confused......... I thought Mike had a NR. Was Steve there too?

    BaD backs are such a pain.....
     
  20. Kool-Aid

    Kool-Aid Well-Known "Member"

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    What model glacier. That transom pics make it look BIG
     

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