What's this????

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by ledbed6b, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. ledbed6b

    ledbed6b I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Eli
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    I ran across this last night, I won't say where I was since its a secret spot (just a joke). I am relatively new to my HDS unit but I haven't seen anything like this. Its not what bait normally looks like with the settings I have, it never gets such a strong return. Herring usually turn up as an orange, at most a yellow when they are thick. Any ideas?
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  2. blackmouther

    blackmouther 10%er during Salmon Season

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    Either the biggest bait ball ever, a volcano, a boat sinking while you fish, a whale (real possibility) chubacabra, loch ness, a tribal crab boat, where jimmy hoffa is, hell, the end of the rainbow, discharge of the victoria clipper, many options here. Did you see that just once?
     
  3. NWfishaman

    NWfishaman Member

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    Bait ball with fish crashing thru the top? It does look odd, but not sure what else it could be.
     
  4. ledbed6b

    ledbed6b I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I went back to where it was on the gps, nothing there, didn't see it again. Thought it was kinda cool. Other strange thing is my downrigger acted like it snagged something on the bottom once, pulled cable out and everything, but there was nothing there, and it was about 20ft off the bottom. It was about 30 minutes before I trolled over the beast above
     
  5. Grady 265

    Grady 265 Member

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    Please delete that picture and refrain from posting it again. NCIS will be by tomorrow to seize your camera, computer and boat.
    That's a submarine!
     
  6. Danthefishman

    Danthefishman Member

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    Underwater UFO. They're pretty common
     
  7. North River

    North River Well-Known "Member"

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    We saw a couple whales in area 9 on Saturday. One up by PnP and another down by Kingston.
     
  8. DougK61

    DougK61 fishchaser

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    i just got a HDS7 and I am seeing those also. I was out of Hadlock Ramp to Pt Wilson seeing those. I still have my Lowrance X-65 from 2000 hooked up too and was thinking the technology sure has improved a lot. Then I started marking fish in one of those and thought this is it, the biggest bait ball full of keepers and I have come across it. My line and DR also acted like it was definitely going thru something, but no solid hits, just bouncing thru like jellies, weeds or ?
     
  9. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

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    I've noticed the jellies are super thick, especially in MA11. Any chance this is a school of jellies messing with the sonar?
     
  10. ledbed6b

    ledbed6b I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I don't think this is jellies, I have seen bait balls and jellies and dense sea weed. The way the settings are tuned nothing every really gets "lighter" than yellow. I am still getting used to it though. To me it looks like something really big and dense
     
  11. The Piper Lee

    The Piper Lee Skipper In Training

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    Some kind of disturbance in the force....
    LOL
    My first guess would be a whale.
     
  12. Rellis

    Rellis Boss

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    When you pulled the DR up what kind of debris did it have on it? If it was dense jelly fish it would have come up with loads of red stinging tentacles. We would get that on the purse lines on the seiner when we were in thick jelly fish.
     
  13. Tues

    Tues Not my job...

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    Why does everything look like boobies to me?
     
  14. STGChamby

    STGChamby Member

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    What you are seeing is a shallow bait ball the width of your cone angle. Notice the down turn on each end. Since you are using 83kHz chances are those are larger bait fish 3-4" or larger...did you look at it in 200kHz? The ball will get well defined and present a bit better.

    Steve
     
  15. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    Earth Zit.
     
  16. Team Tom

    Team Tom Member

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    You found the mother ship.........
     
  17. Easytosee

    Easytosee Member

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    I had a whale on my sonar in neah bay a couple weeks ago. Looked similar to that.
     
  18. Fog Ducker!

    Fog Ducker! Misanthropical member

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    Mermaid!

    Ducker!
     
  19. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    That's Frank dumping his holding tank after a week of Carls junior :rofl:
     
  20. longknife

    longknife Salmon....The other pink meat

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    I see thatall the time as I'm pissing off the back of the back of the boat! LOL
     

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