OK, here it is. Monday, foggy, windy, snotty. Plowed SW out to 200fow; stopped short of 300fow (where they were a couple days before) because of a good report & epic bait/fish on the screen (for miles!). Trolled with the wind; made several passes with absolutely nothing through noon (can Patrick still catch fish?!)...after noon & the beginning of the flood things started to pick up & a good bite started around 1pm. By 4pm we had 4 nice chinook & 4 very nice coho (even though I don't think highly of coho!). Interesting they were chewing on the mini squids days before & we couldn't get a sniff on that; once we changed to spoons, game on. Best chinook action at 100ft...coho on surface (herring). All fish STUFFED with krill & green label herring. Bait & fish marks again epic all day.
Day two Tuesday, much calmer & much less wind....fog disappears at 100fow or so & it's smooth sailing SW again. At 180fow we run into commies & charters & whales & birds & down we go...great king bite for about 2 hours & we get 3 fatties on the deck (biggest 23 gutted). Kings are so stuffed with krill hard to imagine them still eating. Coho come on the bite after king bite faded at 9 & we put on 4 nice fat coho (one over 10lbs). Got a smaller tule to get our king limit & day done at 11am....two days, two completely different scenarios. Skinny g's again were the ticket & all the chinook came at 60ft.
Shout out as always to Patrick...fun music playing, he's always working hard to get us on fish, uses a ton of ice to immediately clean/gut/ice the catch (mandatory in my book!). And then full service fillet/bag back at the dock. Highly recommend!
The strain of hatchery kings out there seems fat, happy & strong! Krill fed ocean chinook...not sure it gets any better than that. Fish on!