MA7 Orca encounter

Discussion in 'Washington Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Simmonator, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Simmonator

    Simmonator Member

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    Andy
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    So, with a few spare hours on my weekend between gigs, I grinded it out in an area in MA7 that is known to attract Orcas. Certainly won't discuss smalls, by-catch, or hot action as there wasn't any....But after hours in the water over the course of 2 days, I finally got one to bring home. From the time my fish whomped down on my offering, I knew I had a good one. He stayed deep and pulled hard. The Islander was singing her favorite tune and my rod was bent over with a curve I haven't seen in a while. Now I like to set up my troll away from the guides and the other boats that follow them around, this results in a little more open water but then eventually, I will tack through a large group of boats for a little while and then continue to troll into more open water. Well, as the fish gods would have it, I hooked up about 100 yds from the pack. Since I was solo, I really had my work cut out for me. Trying to keep my boat going in a straight line while fighting a fish is challenge enough. The deep Vee seems to encourage my boat to do crazy Ivans with any kind of weight shift in the stern. So here I am, good fish on, avoiding collisions, reel singing....then 20 ft off the stern I hear first and smell next Poooooph...yep...whale breath. OH SNAP....I look up to see Mom headed right for my fish....then, 10 feet off the stern.....poooooph...a youngster with a bead on my fish. I start to swear....seems to help.... then I start to hog in the fish like a first timer, not the bass-master classic first timer but more like the pulling the fish out of the water into the boat style...Anyway, with one quick move for the net and one more I-hope-my-leader-can-handle-this-yank on the rod, I net my hard earned 15lber.....legs shaking, swearing still, with the lingering scent of Orca breath in the air I am so amped on adrenaline and just barely beginning to process what had transpired in the last 5 minutes. I finally look up to see the crowd that was around me. I got a few thumbs up and hollas from the boys and one guy who videoed the whole thing. (btw, If that is you, please try to contact me) Never have I been so pleased to catch a teener and finish my day....except for trying for my bonus sockeye of course....which I did not catch....sorry no pics.
     
  2. Reel Hooker

    Reel Hooker I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Benjamin
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    Parker 2320 Long Cabin 'REEL HOOKER'
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    for the love of god how can we believe such a great story with no pics. . . . you got an A+ in creative writing!!

























































    Just kidding, way to get it done!
     
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  3. Grady226

    Grady226 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Gary
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    I received a pic from a buddy a few years ago...just the head weighed 5#.
    The rest was Orca food! Nice job stealing one from the Gods!
     
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  4. Nosecrets

    Nosecrets Blackmouthers good side

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    Blackmouther
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    Is this the one Gary!!!
     
  5. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    WTF!!!!.....you can't fight the fish, keep the boat safe, keep the Orcas from a tasty snack, net the fish, and haul it in without pics being solo....dude....you're not very talented.....:cheers:,

    nice job....
     
  6. Kingcg1990

    Kingcg1990 Member

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    Looks like you caught some nice crab bait...

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  7. Nosecrets

    Nosecrets Blackmouthers good side

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    I was fishing the Bellingham PSA derby with Kevin Klein 4 years ago when he hooked that fish. Saw the orca b-line from 1/2 mile out and then it was chow time. 5k dollar meal we fed free Willy.
     
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  8. Kingcg1990

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    I remember hearing about that. That was towards the end of the weekemd too, wasnt it?

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  9. Simmonator

    Simmonator Member

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    Thanks Benjamin....I would have snapped a shot but no cam or phone before that fish got cooked on the campfire.
     
  10. Simmonator

    Simmonator Member

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    Is this the one that made the regional news? I remember hearing about that hog! A few lbs heavier and this one would have met the same fate!
     
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  11. Simmonator

    Simmonator Member

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    With a 5lb head, what would you estimate that fish weighed?
     
  12. Tolly Family

    Tolly Family Newbie

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    Dan
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  13. Tolly Family

    Tolly Family Newbie

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    Orca swam under my boat at Eagle Point Friday morning. Got a nice fish later.
     
  14. Grady226

    Grady226 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Don't give out to much info...most of us know where this is happening.

    Thanks for the report though!
     
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  15. Fireball

    Fireball Not so New

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    Cool report glad you got your fish.
     
  16. Barracuda1

    Barracuda1 Master of None

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    Nice story! Congrats on landing the fish in that situation. I'm really not sure we should even mention those mammals tho..
     
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  17. “biteme”

    “biteme” Killin kings

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    Pouring gasoline on the fire. Not that long ago we were fighting to be able to fish there because of these encounters. While it is a cool story i dont think it helps our cause.
     
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  18. Kingcg1990

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    Awesome story. But you know the hippies would twist that around and say you're taking food out of a starving whales mouth, then go kayaktivist across the fishing grounds or some gay shit.

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  19. fishbadger

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    fishbadger
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    I watched that battle transpire off my stern the other day. You looked like you were BUSY! Nice job. One more fish than I got.

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  20. WA dux

    WA dux Newbie

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    "kayaktivist" - I like it. funny shit

    Usually someone with a middle name of MOON or SKY
     
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