Saltwater Westport 6/22-23

sgwill122

I Should Upgrade My Account
Feb 21, 2011
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2,264
Redmond/WA/USA
Name
Stephen
Boat
'Lady Karen' 28 Duckworth Offshore
Took the family out fishing in Westport to take advantage of the weather. Saturday we spent lots of time hunting for fish, started at Casino and had one on but nothing more so made several more hour stops on my way out to the fleet at 180ft line. We hooked a few shakers and Silvers but had to call it a day at 2:00pm as I promised the kids beach and Jetty time. Sunday I decided I would run strait out to the 180foot line and not screw around inside. Water turned crappy overnight. We made it out on the grounds at 6:00am but hooked nothing in the first 45minutes and I was afraid my crew was gonna turn green. We heard chatter about fish being caught at Copalis head so we ran inside. Took us a couple hours but fishing turned hot. We caught a couple on divers but most came on downriggers at 30ft with a herring. The pole with a flasher not got hit so switched everything to strait herring. My kids could not keep the pole up by themselves while reeling in the fish so it became a two kid job, one would hold the pole higher to keep it upright while the other reeled, a little bit comical. Bait and birds were everywhere, we hooked three birds, the kids had as much fun reeling in the birds as the fish and enjoyed watching me unhook them while trying not to get bit. We burned a lot of gas this weekend but had a good trip.
 

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Genie Aye

FISH BOSS
Sep 25, 2008
4,599
3,215
Westport/Renton
Name
Cap't Paul
Boat
V-20 Wellcraft w/200 G2
looks like a great time---you caught fish with the family and had fun off the boat too---argh matey--good job!
 
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oldfisherman#1

Thank you for the good report ! That's funny how your kids reeeled in the fish. That's exactly how some ladies reeled in a marlin at Cabo a few years ago. Im sure the kids will never forget this trip.......good job !
 

wdlfbio

Once you go Cat, you never go back
Sep 15, 2008
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9,446
Olympia, WA
Name
laurence
Boat
2021 Allied WildCat 30
Good for you guys!
 

Jailer1

Sea Raider
Apr 14, 2010
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orting WA.
Name
kevin
Boat
24ft North River o/s Seahawk The Pelagic Expresss
had the same plan on sunday, went out deep in the morning, and hooked nothing but wild coho. I made a call to Duramax and he said get in here to copalis head, its on fire! We pulled the gear and made the run in 20 miles to the beach. As soon as we deployed our riggers down 25 feet, we had a double take down. One 25 pounder in the box, and the twin spit the hooks. The bite lasted all morning, until we had 5 good fish in the box. It was good seeing you out there Stephen we watched as your kids reeled in several fish. I noticed most your fish were hatchery too! And we could could only keep 1 per person! That pissed me off!