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Name: racfish Date: July 20, 2014 Rating:
 
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Three of us went crabbing. The weather was fair. The water was a lil rough . Got to the launch at 9:30 and lots of parking. Our first pots when in at 10:15. At 11:00 we started pulling up pots. Lots of crabs. Lots of small ones but we left at 3 pm with a full limit of 15. We were throwing back even just legal ones . We were getting some in the 7.5 " range. We had a great day. At the very end people were using buckets to cath smelt so I came home with 4 pounds. All in all a very fun day.
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Name: fishindude Date: July 04, 2014 Rating:
 
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Put 4 pots out baited with turkey legs Thursday after work with Dad. Friday morning my daughter, mom, dad, and I all loaded up to check the pots. I got a little ways from the launch and the motor died. After several failed attempts to get it going again, we ended up rowing back. Got the boat back on the trailer and headed to a buddies house to borrow his outboard. Swapped motors and we are in business...sort of. Got to the first pot and it had 6 keeper males! Sweet! Motor over to pot two and the borrowed motor starts losing power and sputtering but we made it to the pot. Pull it up and again all males no females and no under sized ones. Weird...anyway recorded 10 from that pot. Re-baited and sent it back down. Got to the third pot with the motor still acting funny, and it had a few undersized ones, only one female, and again too many to count keeper males. Well we could only keep 4 at this point so thats all of our limits!!! Woohoo! Called my wife to have her and my oldest daughter meet us at the boat ramp and we pull the last pot and grab the ones we sent back down with their licenses. We pulled the last pot up and not one crab was in there. Turkey was eaten off of though. We got robbed. No sweat though because pot three still has keepers in it. Re-baited pot 4 and went back to pot 3. Pulled 8 keepers and sent it back down. Back to pot 2 for 2 more keepers and thats a 6 person family limit! Crabbing is always a lot of work but we worked harder than usual. we were nicely rewarded with a fresh crab and steak dinner for our efforts.
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Name: rseas Date: July 04, 2014 Rating:
 
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Crabs, a day at the beach and one heck of a fireworks display! Truck loaded with two kayaks, enough fireworks to keep us busy for hours, the equivalent of weeks worth of gear (for one day at the beach…) and boat in tow we were off to the beach for a little crabbing, food, fellowship and fireworks. On arrival at Snee-oosh we staked out our claim and set up for the day. Site set up we launched the boat in anticipation of crabbing the area just south of Hope Island. Once out on the water we put out a string of 6 pots baited with salmon carcasses. The first drop was in 40’ of water and then approximately every 20’ feet of additional depth we set another pot until we were in around 120’ of water. My plan was to do a short test set and then move all the pots to the most productive depth.

The test set indicated that the 60-80’ depth range was the most productive so we moved most of the pots accordingly. Once on the crab each time we hauled a pot they were loaded with just undersize males so we had to wade through a lot of undersize crab to get 0-3 to legal males per pull. Although the crabbing was good, we ended up a few crabs short of our limits. We had red and white floats and licenses for 5 crabbers on board so could have retained 25 crabs but ended up with 20 or so crabs.

Enough crabs on board for my planned crab/seafood boil we headed in, put the boat on the trailer and got to work on dinner. Shrimp, crabs, sausage, potatoes and corn ready for a dip in a bit of seasoned boiling saltwater the stage was set for a great evening. The seafood boil being combined with other potluck offerings; BBQ chicken and desserts, everyone experiencing some level of food coma as we got to the fireworks.

The pyrotechnic display was crazy, between a number of the tribal fireworks stands that had headed to the beach to explode their overstock and the public it made for hours of intense firework displays. At our end it was a perfect end to a funtastic 4th.
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Name: rseas Date: May 18, 2014 Rating:
 
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Clams? Clams anyone? Ok after our screw up on the lake Stevens Kokanee derby it was supposed to be a no nonsense chores day. Well, I needed a beach excuse so I declared that the dogs needed their weekly salt water bath and we were headed for the beach. I have the uncanny ability to de-simplify even the most innocent of plans so I decided the check the tides. What a -2.3 tide? We were going clamming! Shovels, pitchfork and buckets in hand (the dogs also) we headed for a North Whidbey Island beach to enjoy a little R&R, dog washing and clamming. Arriving about an hour before the low we found only a handful of other clam enthusiasts and staked out our claim while the big dog headed off to explore the lagoon and try her hand at crabbing. After a couple test holes we hit the mother lode and dug 4 limits of butter clams, horse clams and cockles in short order. My plan was sound, although a little short on the R & R thing. Somehow I ended up carrying all the digging equipment and 2 of the clam limits back to the truck.

All in all a great afternoon the dogs were clean, I got to go to the beach and we ended up with a mess of clams. The picture is of our combined catch after we got home, it was in one bucket to facilitate the cleaning process. Mmmmm, fried clams and chowder…
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Name: Ladyclipper Date: December 14, 2013 Rating:
 
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Went out to Cornet Bay today and bounced #4 smelt jugs. Had some meal left over from Lk Shannon and just added some mackerel for chumming. Ended up with 5 smelt. Had better days, but who cares just good to get out. Few other people there also not much caught. Next time.
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Name: wolff Date: September 19, 2013 Rating:
 
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Got this 6.2lb silver early this morning. Stayed until 10:30am and saw 2 others caught. Slow morning.
Quite a few people lining the beach. No humpies to the beach today. Saw a few caught yesterday.
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Name: wolff Date: September 13, 2013 Rating:
 
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Took the quick 10 minute drive down to the beach at 4pm today. Not expecting much as I got nothing yesterday and saw only a handful caught.

At the beach, my buddy(who fishes this beach only, (42 on his card) said only 2 caught in last hour by 10 people.
Boats started netting at a pretty good rate, 20 yds. out after 1/2 hr.

Little schools moved in and out for next hour. Rollers/jumpers close in or far out.
Marked and gave away 3 pinks. Left a slot open for a silver as I released 2 more pinks.
Lost 3 other fish. Going 5-8 is fun off a salt beach, save the no silver part.

Saw 2 seiners cruising the area...so I'm guessing they knew about some fish in the area.

Sorry, no pics...I was busy fishing and giving away fish.

Side note: Saw a local hand off a hooked pink to a curious 6 year old kid, who's parents were having no luck. They landed it!

So cool to have no crowds and the combat fishing gone......Now, if I can land 20 coho in 17 days my wife will be happy.....
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Name: wolff Date: September 11, 2013 Rating:
 
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Went 2-2(pinks) today off of 8-1 beach after taking a few days off. Real slow day for bankies where I was. Either the smoker or salmon patties for this guy. Many people seem to have had their fill of humpies and are wondering about the coho.....
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Name: ilike2fish4fish Date: September 07, 2013 Rating:
 
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Hit Deception Pass for the first time in 4 years with a buddy. Launched my little 14ft boat out of bowman bay so i didnt have to deal with the pass. Hit the water at 10 (11:42 low slack). Started around the bend at west beach with no luck. Moved further down the beach and out til we saw fish jump. Half hour later first fish in the boat a nice 9lb silver hen. We ended up with 5 pinks and 1 silver but i lost 6 other fish.... Tossing pink and silver buzzbombs following the schools. What a blast. What have i been doing waiting til now to go out?
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Name: dshack1976 Date: September 07, 2013 Rating:
 
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Hit the beach about an hour before high tide. Beautiful sunny day, except in the pass itself... it was completely fogged in. Very strange. It was pretty crowded but we found a spot down the beach a ways. While it wasn't red hot, a lot of fish were being caught. I got 2 and missed one, the first a big buck. My father in law then hooked into another big buck that threw the hook just at the beach line. We went home with 2 nice pinks, and most of those fishing (that we could see through the fog) either hooked and lost or caught at least one. Not a bad evening.
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