08-19-2014 11:17 - edited 09-02-2014 11:33
Fished Westport this past weekend with Jerry Henderson and Roger Chapman. Saturday the ocean was like a mill pond, a little AM thick fog but a great day. We fished north up by Ocean Shores in 40ft of water. We had all but one salmon in the box by 8 AM and ran out and did some bottom fishing. Took a few limits of sea bass and ling cod. We ran back up on the beach and fish for our last king. They were there, we hooked up two and but both came unhooked. We then landed a nice hatchery coho and ended the day. The charters have been running south off the Willapa in 300ft of water about 27 miles down and having good success.
Sunday weather changed and we had a little lump and wind chop with thick fog. Fished the same area and took a couple of kings and some coho. You really had to fish the little pockets of bait and stay on them to hookup on any salmon. The Lowrance Structure Scan set on 50ft Side Scan help a lot locating the bait. Still a great fishing day. Most of our action was on a whole herring behind a Fish Flash. The herring were brined in Pro-Cure Brine N Bite Complete in green. The other setup was a green Silver Horde Gold Star squid behind a flasher. The squid was scented with Pro-Cure Bloody Tuna Jell scent.
For you tuna guys lots of great tuna action happening the fish are starting to move in closer in again.