WP Bottomfish

Quan

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What's up, y'all. Long time, no see! I've been busy losing 100 lbs and opening a business so I haven't been on the forums in a long time...

Anyway, we always get our white meat in May out of MA3/4 but this year, but it doesn't look like the Rez's will ever open up. Gonna give WP a shot but have no fuckin' clue where to start. Any advice for Hali, Lings, and Black Rockfish out of WP?

I'm well versed in crossing the bar as I do salmon and tuna out of WP. I've even tried my luck at bottomfish on the many times we've been skunked on Tuna. Apparently all of my SJI and MA3/4 (and 5!) knowledge does me no good because the only bottomfish I've ever caught was a single quillback. 🙄

Anyway, any advice, what to look for, point in the right direction, or even CORDS 😳 (over PM, of course... 😉) would be greatly appreciated. I know it's asking a lot and I'll probably get flamed but I feel like I've put in my time around here, and well, fuck it- it's worth a shot...

I'm well aware of the rules here so... here's some fish and wife pics to help pay the toll...

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Swede

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    Sekiu and Neah Bay have been fishing well. Way closer to you. Stay in Sekiu, fish the normal spots from there. 20 mile run to Tatoosh. You know the rest of the way.
     
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    Quan

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    North..Moclips to Pt Grenville.
    Thanks, Siv. At least gives me somewhere to start!
    Sekiu and Neah Bay have been fishing well. Way closer to you. Stay in Sekiu, fish the normal spots from there. 20 mile run to Tatoosh. You know the rest of the way.
    Yeah, we considered that hard and long and we've done it before but figured we'd try something new. Is Van Riper's still around?
     
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    Wild Bill

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    Yep Van Rippers is still around as we tried to stay with them last week. They are a crap shoot for getting camping or dock as you just have to show up and see what is available as their system seems to be some kind of bizarre mixture of secret handshake/first come first serve.
     
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    sgwill122

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    Westport is similar to SWC for hali, there are one or two spots most the fleet ends up at. Crappy part of Westport is there is no protected water to fish if the weather is crap and inshore ling opportunities are 15-20 miles North and gets pretty picked over late in the season. Not sure of your wife's appetite for rough water but I would stick to Sekiu if it is a family trip.
     
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    I chum the waters as good as the next unfortunately, but have learned to fine tune the art of over dosing Dramamine so I can make sure we get our limits. Fishing Westport for bottom fish will be a first and I gotta woman-up this adventure. Promise pics to come if we land them!
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    Fish_on!

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    This guy provided pics of his wife and not one person is going to pm him the super secret wp halibut spots? Like said above, just a couple spots that are typically fished like lapush.
     
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    There is hope yet! The brotherhood came through for us again. It's on!!!! I'm coming for ya fish!
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    Quan

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    Westport is similar to SWC for hali, there are one or two spots most the fleet ends up at. Crappy part of Westport is there is no protected water to fish if the weather is crap and inshore ling opportunities are 15-20 miles North and gets pretty picked over late in the season. Not sure of your wife's appetite for rough water but I would stick to Sekiu if it is a family trip.
    Wife is a trooper. Comes on all of our offshore trips and slays better than most men!
    This guy provided pics of his wife and not one person is going to pm him the super secret wp halibut spots? Like said above, just a couple spots that are typically fished like lapush.
    Actually some of the old salty dogs connected with me and we are going to buddy boat out. I knew I could count on you guys! I'll make sure to post a report. 😁
     
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    Elkfins

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    Grays canyon...
    56 squared for halibut.
    about 5 miles north at 01 for lings... you'll see the boats.
    black rockfish at Copalis rock.
     
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    TwoTapPat

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    This guy provided pics of his wife and not one person is going to pm him the super secret wp halibut spots? Like said above, just a couple spots that are typically fished like lapush.
    Damn I thought I was the only one that knew about the super secret spot. There goes the fishing.
     
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    Quan

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    Got 'em, coach. Many thanks to the brothahood, especially @TooManyHobbies who helped us out and even buddy boated with us! Got our Hali early and tried to grind out the rest but had trouble weeding through the hali. Headed back with Hali limits (including this double by the wife!) and few deepwater lings and rockfish. Finally got to learn WP Bottomfish which was a huge win in my book.

    Cheers! 🍻

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    bdrlgion

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    Got 'em, coach. Many thanks to the brothahood, especially @TooManyHobbies who helped us out and even buddy boated with us! Got our Hali early and tried to grind out the rest but had trouble weeding through the hali. Headed back with Hali limits (including this double by the wife!) and few deepwater lings and rockfish. Finally got to learn WP Bottomfish which was a huge win in my book.

    Cheers! 🍻

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    Right on!
     
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