Saltwater Surprsing at CQ

EJ Swanny

Three Generations of Uff-Dah
Nov 30, 2010
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"Riley-J" 2006 21' Proline Tourney
Hit CQ last week for the first time since 83..was there for 4 nights. Brought back alot of memories...walking to boat, fog, fishing grounds within 100 yds of dock, etc, etc. Went with my Dad, and a very close cousin.

I had pre-concieved expectations based on other reports. I figured the pinks/silvers would be so thick, we could not get to the nooks. That was not the case, as we fished 100-140' of water along the usual spots. Only averaged 12-15 pinks per day...not bad at all. Funny thing is we caught alot of blackmouth as well. Locals said they have not seen the BM hitting in mass this early.

Anyway, we caught ALOT of big kings. More than 2/3rds were had one fin too many. I would guess the nates averaged 25-30lbs. We had three fish breaking terminal gear (Sampo swivels, etc.), and yes we had our drag backed off for the most part. We fished the bottom, almost bouncing balls. We had a couple set-ups that out fished all others. We ended up with some nice fish (about 8 nice kings), lost too many though (embarrassing, lesson learned though...,,,gotta beef it up, and pay extra attention to terminal gear)..here are a few pics of my early days and last week....BEST part was fishing with my Dad and cousin....memories forever....pm me if you are headed there soon......be safe all..

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EJ Swanny

Three Generations of Uff-Dah
Nov 30, 2010
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Erik
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"Riley-J" 2006 21' Proline Tourney
Did that one with the tail slash get tickled by the kicker?

Good eyes...no our first two keepers had seal teeth marks on them. The pic is a bit deceiving..
 
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TooManyHobbies

The guy that makes the glass stuff
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Nice catching, Erik. Makes me wish I could get up there for a day or two before chinook closes next week!
 
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EJ Swanny

Three Generations of Uff-Dah
Nov 30, 2010
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Erik
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"Riley-J" 2006 21' Proline Tourney
I've had a few people comment that purple haze is working for them as well (in other locations). I used to be a green/green guy (flasher/hootchie), but I would suggest you guys try p-haze flasher / ace-hi fly anywhere.

Kenz - We were fishing shit tides and still managed to scratch some out. Alot better tides this week, there is still over a week. With theses better tides, I'm thinking the Q will be producing nice fat ty's.
 
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EJ Swanny

Three Generations of Uff-Dah
Nov 30, 2010
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Redondo/WA
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Erik
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"Riley-J" 2006 21' Proline Tourney
Nice work Swanny..fun to fish flat water 1 mile from the dock. You get spoiled.

You are sooo right. 180 change from NB (though Wadah can produce)....couple times I was thinking "why fire up the main, just troll all the way to the dock"....also I noticed everyone cheering for each other when landing a nice one. Nice change, and great to go back...
 
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