LaPush opener/report

Discussion in 'Washington Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Thatsbait, May 6, 2019.

  1. Thatsbait

    Thatsbait Well-Known "Member"

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    Fished the opener on Thursday. We ran south and everyone else ran north. Had a spot in mind. Good water ran 20+knots the entire way. Got to the spot with two other boats, lingcod fishing pretty much off the hook. Struggled to get any halibut as the lings were so thick. Usually this spot produces a really nice mix of big lings and big butts. Only got one 28lb for the entire day. Limits of big lings of course, along with a nice assortment of rockfish.

    Friday, fished deep again up north. Got some nice lings and rockfish again.

    Saturday, fished a smaller piece of hard bottom. About 10 other boats there. Got all our lings early, again struggled with the halibut. Finally got a 29, a 15 and finished off with a 45lb. Limits of lings and yellowtail rockfish.

    On a side note the Lapush marina was selling chip ice for $2 a bucket! And they had totes to dump fish carcasses which was wonderful. .

    No the marina at Lapush does not sell knives, or fish bags or anything else but fuel and ice. Ridiculous the amount of people looking for a knife to cut fish! Saw a lot of people absolutely butcher some really nice fish into some shitty fillets.

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  2. SalmonSlapper

    SalmonSlapper Newbie

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    697D747F-9115-4B12-AF45-58278404DD7F.png How was the weather Saturday morning? We saw the small craft advisory and decided not to go out. Now I’m kicking myself.
     
  3. gmanhawaii

    gmanhawaii Newbie

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    We heard same thing, nicer than Thursday, wind picked up i. The afternoon.
     
  4. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    That’s a slug of dinner for the table. Nice.
     
  5. Walker Inc.

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

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    Fish the forecast you will spend most of your time on the dock. Saturday was gorgeous. 25 knots to the grounds. 30knots home.
     
  6. WaveDancer

    WaveDancer Fishing The Pacific Ocean & Puget Sound Since 1969

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    Nice fish, LP pays off nicely again!!!

    WD
     
  7. Thatsbait

    Thatsbait Well-Known "Member"

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    Yep, Saturday was perfect, we did not even back troll, until about 12, even then we just kicked it in and out of gear once in a while to keep the lines vertical. I keep a pretty close eye on the Cape Elizabeth Bouy. That's what dictates if we run or not!
     
  8. sgwill122

    sgwill122 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    This explains why the launch lines were not terrible out of Lapush.
     
  9. FishPimpII

    FishPimpII Dreaming about the next boat...

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    Sometimes if you are on the water enough to know what a usual “forecast” often looks like in person and you piece together the forecasts from various areas and sites you can come up with a better picture than any one site/area.
    Also have a seaworthy boat and a seasoned crew. Shit can get bad in a hurry 30-40 miles offshore no matter what the forecast is.
    As a wise old charter captain says, “you don’t know unless you go...”
     
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  10. Sockeye71

    Sockeye71 If it swims... we will hunt it down and club it!

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    i agree... use the "pin-point" forecast map on NOAA... it showed the crappy weather (which triggered the SC advisory) another 15 miles WSW of the SW corner....
     
  11. Salmon King

    Salmon King I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It is best to have several sources for forecasts. Check them until you find one that is favorable.
     
  12. KaiChung

    KaiChung Member

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    Wow - nice fish!
     

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