Westport July 1-2 opener

Discussion in 'Washington Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Thatsbait, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Thatsbait

    Thatsbait Well-Known "Member"

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    Fished on the south beach opening morning for nothing! Wife finally said take me home! Drop her and daughter off at the dock and ran to the north beach. 30seconds in and rigger pops, my son to the wood to him, kept moving north and got a second just south of the casino.

    Day two, started south of casino, got a short. Then soooooo slowww! Got furstrated, picked up and ran to Copalis river. Gear in and 5 mins later 15lb fish. Son wanted to bottom fish, ran to some rock piles and got limits of bass, lings then ran back to the beach. Could never find that last king.

    What did not work for me, bait-nothing. South beach, got blank there.

    What worked, Irish lord spoon took three fish, army truck took the fourth. 30-32 ft water, 25ft wire out.

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  2. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Awesome job by your boy!!!! Congrats!
     
  3. Timothy geary

    Timothy geary Newbie

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    Love those smiles on your son. Nice report.
     
  4. FVSerenity

    FVSerenity Captain

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    is that fish blue? don't seem right....
     
  5. Sea Sport

    Sea Sport Made in Washington

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    Is that an Irish fish? Must be, it's green. Or is that Blue?
    Love the pictures of kids getting into fishing. My first time out at Westport I was 8 years old and never forgot the great fishing every year with my dad.
    Thanks for the post.
     
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  6. JayG

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    Memories you and your son will never forget.
    Well done
     
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  7. Nosecrets

    Nosecrets Blackmouthers good side

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    That is one lucky boy there. Nice work
     
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  8. Cwillis

    Cwillis Sometimes you're top boat...sometimes you're not.

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    My oldest boy woke up at 5 am Friday and tried to get into the garage because he wanted to go fishing. Almost son. ocean is a little big for a 4 year old. If there were fish in 7 through 13 I would have gone there. I went to the ocean and sure enough no fish there either. Costco has good deals on Alaskan fish.
     
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  9. Very Nice! Awesome seeing you enjoyin it with your Son!
     
  10. Salmon King

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

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    Lings that fed primarily on crabs turn blue. They taste like lobster. If anyone has a blue ling and doesn't care to try, call me and I will be right over!
     
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  11. RazorJack

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    From what I've read its yet to be proven why some lings turn blue.
     
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  12. PHW

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    Nice job--great report. Fun times for sure!!
     
  13. Nosecrets

    Nosecrets Blackmouthers good side

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    No it isnt. Octopus ink. Sorry to ruin it for you
     
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  14. ShoreSling_r

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    Lings don't usually have blue flesh. But cabezon do!
     
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  15. Siv

    Siv I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Loved the mixed bag of fish and the kid having a blast. I can recall clear as day being about12 and trying to reel in a 15# cod ( Atlantic ) with my dad and his buddies fishing off Maine and them razzing me about being weak. Fun to get him back 35 years later when he foul hooks a 40 pound halibut at NB and calls for relief. No such luck Dad, you crank it up. Miss the old boy.
     
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  16. RazorJack

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    Source?
     
  17. Waterdog~

    Waterdog~ Just one more

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    interweb........:-)
     
  18. RazorJack

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    I've read many articles on the interweb... none have stated that its been proven conclusively why lings turn blue.

    I'm not being argumentative, as I'd truly like to know for sure. I get asked the question a lot by our customers and I'd love to have a concrete answer for them
     
  19. jasper hickman

    jasper hickman Well-Known "Member"

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    I've also heard that the blue meat means the ling has been eating crab, but also I've asked a few marine biologists types and they told me that no one is 100% sure.
     
  20. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    It's because they are sad. Duh! Quit overthinking things.
     
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