Saltwater Westport Tuna/Salmon

chuck crosby

Newbie
Sep 18, 2010
33
8
Mulilteo WA USA
Name
Chuck Crosby
Boat
DETERMINED
If you are even thinking about a Tuna Trip to Westport you should go now. My buddy Bruce and I spent Wednesday and Thursday Salmon fishing on his boat the Prospect waiting for the weather that was promised for Friday. Now the wait was not bad and we did pick up a couple of decent Kings 16 and 20 pounds down by the Casino's on Wednesday after culling through what seemed like an unlimited amount of silvers but we were really there for the tuna, and we really thought Friday would be a five star day so we waited.
Friday morning brought another spectacular sunrise and as promised 10 miles variable winds. We headed out directly SW about 37 miles to the bluest, clearest water I have ever seen in this part of the Country. You could see tuna swimming all over under the boat probably down in excess of thirty feet while we were on bait stops. It was fascinating to watch sometimes 3 or 4 tuna coming after an anchovie. The weather was absolutely perfect all day. It was a little slow getting started out there while we looked around but once we found them it was non stop the rest of the day. Troll 5 or 10 minutes and Bam sometime 3 rods went off. We had good bait stops multiple times and by 1:30 we could not find another place to ice down a tuna. We came in at 30 knots on flat water, pretty much spent and enjoying the rest.
Our best action was 35 to 38 over 124 52 to 125 01

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wdlfbio

Once you go Cat, you never go back
Sep 15, 2008
9,550
9,450
Olympia, WA
Name
laurence
Boat
2021 Allied WildCat 30
Awesome! Thanks for the report.
 

POPEYE-SCOTT

Member
Sep 7, 2010
431
137
Tacoma, Wa
Name
Popeye
Boat
Sport Craft 252 Fishmaster
Great Report... What brand of boat is that? Looks like a nice rig. It sounds like you were just south of us. You're saying perfect weather all day.... I'm wondering if we were in a squall area or if we are just a bunch of pussies :-). :fighting0061:
 

chuck crosby

Newbie
Sep 18, 2010
33
8
Mulilteo WA USA
Name
Chuck Crosby
Boat
DETERMINED
Nice work chuck
Masterrep, I think I met you out there a couple of years ago. The boat is a Pacific, they build them in Marysville WA. My buddy Bruce had this one built and took delivery spring of 2014. Mine is the "Determined" same builder but mine is a couple of feet shorter and has a smaller house. They are great boats.
 

Sea Sport

Made in Washington
Sep 8, 2014
658
313
Auburn, WA
Name
Chuck Masonic
Boat
Excalibur-2700 Sea Sport Pilot-
Yeah, I was out Friday as well. Not exactly a perfect day with rain and a stiff SW wind. Thought I ought to rename my boat "rock and roll". Saw three or four boats out, you were probably one of them.
But you can't knock the fishing. Great trolls and bait stops and some really nice hogs for this time of year.
Thanks for the report!!!
 

masterrep

Newbie
Sep 14, 2009
78
48
Federal Way WA
Www.Customplusdistributing.com
Name
Bob Oliver
Boat
26 ft North River OS
Masterrep, I think I met you out there a couple of years ago. The boat is a Pacific, they build them in Marysville WA. My buddy Bruce had this one built and took delivery spring of 2014. Mine is the "Determined" same builder but mine is a couple of feet shorter and has a smaller house. They are great boats.
Yeah I think it was last year ior year before I'm on dock 19 if you see my boat when your at launch come on over good to be able to share info.