Saltwater Saltwater fishing report

sgwill122

I Should Upgrade My Account
Feb 21, 2011
2,104
2,522
Redmond/WA/USA
Name
Stephen
Boat
'Lady Karen' 28 Duckworth Offshore
Not sure if anyone else Is interested in seeing fish pics anymore but thought I would try and revive the practice. We fished out of Westport on Thursday after sitting out last weeks crappy forecasts. The forecast did not look awesome but there was no way we were gonna miss out like we did on Sunday. The weather ended up as bad if not worse than forecast. We averaged 17 mph on the run out with conditions worsening the farther we got out. It looked like we were in a car wash but felt like a washing machine for the 2+ hour run. We were worried we would have problems staying down but backtrolling was not a problem. We started off with small lings but eventually got into the big girls. We ended up with the three biggest lings I have ever seen. We filled our ling limits with nice fish and focused on bait for Hali’s. We went through several 15lbers before finally keeping 5 20-35lbers. We released a lot of nice lings looking for Hali. We ran in at 3:30 and were able average 27 mph mostly going with the wind/waves. It was definitely a bumpy day but well worth the price of admission. New boat threads are fun to watch but I prefer fish pics, so post some fish porn. If your spot is particularly hot send me a pm with your cords.

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wdlfbio

Once you go Cat, you never go back
Sep 15, 2008
9,803
9,965
Olympia, WA
Name
laurence
Boat
2021 Allied WildCat 30
Jeebus. That guy makes T2ShortB look tall... hahahaha. Monsters for sure! Our lings were smaller yesterday than Sunday’s.

It was definitely a Maytag day, but very doable backtrolling a bit to keep a good line angle and drift.
 
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Captain Decent

The Bert makes ‘em Squirt
Nov 2, 2017
1,994
3,054
39
Covington, wa
Name
Ryan
Boat
The Bert Makes ’em Squirt
It was rough yesterday? Hardly noticed. All I recall was eating a steady diet of seawater.

Nice work. It was only rough riding in 2 directions going out and heading back in but yeah the drift wasn't terrible although we had trouble locating the flat ties.

Those are some tanks you got there.
 
Jan 5, 2011
629
695
Kenmore WA
Name
Kurt Kettel
Boat
18' Tiderunner
Here's another angle of those two fish....I got the first & was so happy to be king of ling for the day. Steve comes off his cold stretch & lands one just as big...layem down & he beats me by 1/2"! Go figure. Amazing day & amazing Pacific ocean life! PS 50" from my nose to my knee, I weigh 225lbs....no fish has ever made me look small!

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