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Name: obryan214 Date: April 25, 2015 Rating:
 
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figured I try for one last time before the closure in a few days. released an undersized blackmouth which would've made a nice trout if I were lake fishing. started at the claybanks trolling the 742 hootchie with a flasher. the dolphin hung around for awhile, noticed he has another fresh nick from a prop probably. marked lots of bait down deep. trolled out to the flats with no luck and back to the clay banks and the bait was gone. had one other hit out in front of owen beach. it was a nice sunny day to be out. even though no keepers it was still more enjoyable then a long line at a lake boat ramp. saw the police boat with a warden with them checking boats, they ignored me again.
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Name: obryan214 Date: April 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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Went out with someone who prefers to jig so thats what we did. Shimano butterfly jigs for me, pt. wilson darts for him. Just about every color known to man was used. A couple shakers caught in my boat and a starfish, released unharmed. At least one other boat over at pt. evans got a legal blackmouth. I didn't stay to long. Evans has been where most boats seem to be hitting, a few at the clay banks. Ssaw one over at pt. dalco. One boat jigging caught/snagged a couple sandlance. Should've trolled.

Almost 2 weeks until the month long closure. MA11 tends to be hot the first week or so of June. Useless info.
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Name: obryan214 Date: April 16, 2015 Rating:
 
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nice day on the water, sunny and no wind to start. dragged a 742 hootchie behind an 8" flasher around several areas by point defiance, dalco, evans and random spots. 2 small ones released, may have been legal size but not big enough to bother with. saw the dolphin. heard of 2 other fish, no big ones.
their have been a couple in the low 20lb range and a few more in the high teens recently. guessing springers heading south somewhere.
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Name: jschmoof Date: February 28, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished Dalco Saturday morning. It was the only place to fish out of the wind.fishing about 160 feet got a 25 inch black mouth other than that fishing kind of slow....better than a skunk
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Name: obryan214 Date: February 04, 2015 Rating:
 
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Put the boat in the salt this morning to do a bit of trolling around Pt. Defiance. A few others had the same idea. 2 small shakers released, one good hit missed. Didn't mark much bait and only 1 seal though about a dozen porpoises passed by. A white plug about 4'' is what I used off the downrigger at different depths. Be out later this week or next.
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Name: obryan214 Date: December 14, 2014 Rating:
 
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After watching guys load up on squid the last couple weeks during the morning I got a spot in the crowd at the dock at the Pt. Defiance boathouse this morning. Only was able to find one of my jigs until I got home but it did well. I got 17 on it. My first time catching 2 squid on 1 jig at the same time too. I'll be using the Kraken's babies as blackmouth bait.
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Name: obryan214 Date: November 24, 2014 Rating:
 
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Went to jig blackmouth off the clay banks. Only managed to get half a dozen squid on my butterfly jigs. The other boats got squid also. No salmon but tons of bait. A large pod of Orcas with a news chopper overhead came by. That Pacific White Sided Dolphin that has been there for a long time made an appearance. Only a hand full of seals out there. I'll be back out Wednesday.
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Name: linh.uw Date: November 21, 2014 Rating:
 
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Squidding Report for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Went squidding from about 8pm - 1 am on Friday night with a friend of mine (Minh). We started an hour before high tide and were in the water by 8:00PM.

The night started really slow, catching a few small squid (4-6 inches not including the tentacles) - but it was very consistent. I was working the bottom, and every few cast either Minh or I would hook up on a "regular" size squid. We had 2 nice LED lights, one pointing out at about a 45 degree angle to the water and a second pointing straight down. One for distance/spread and one for deep water penetration.

Until about midnight, we had both caught a decent amount... maybe a pound or two (25-30 squid each) but they were pretty small. Right before we were going to call it a night a HUGE school came in and we were hitting doubles and JUMBO's on every cast! We probably caught more in the first 10 minutes (by weight) then we did the first 4 hours.

The school of jumbos lasted about 7-8 minutes and slowed down to a dead stop. As we were wrapping up... i kept throwing my jigs out and another school came... this happened 2 more times and we were killing it! Some other guys came right before midnight and might have brought the luck with them... either that or they just had really good timing. They caught just as much as us and there was literally always one person hooked up. It was a race to see who could wind their reel up fastest and dump their squid in the bucket - gettting back into the water. We missed our bucket many times... but didn't once stop to pick up the squid squirting on the pier deck.... priorities man...

So for the last 30 minutes or so we caught about 25-30 more squid but they were all HUGE. From the tip of my fingers to halfway down my arm! (see pics) The one in the pic is the biggest one I caught but they were just about all around that size... it was a great night and I'm glad we stayed just a bit longer.

"The difference between a winner and a loser is that a winner plays until he wins" - K.R.I.T.

Get out to Ruston Way in Tacoma an hour before high tide, bring a light or bum one off someone down there- but squid are in now. The colder/wetter the weather the better for me... or anytime you can get out there is a good time. I also heard Des Moines is hitting all night - all jumbos (haven't been out there personally), Port Orchard is good and even in Seattle near the ferris wheel and "Crab Pot Restaurant."

Caught enough squid to give away to all of my aunts/uncles and still enough to bring a plate of calamari into work that would probably cost 40-50$ worth of appetizers at any decent restaurant.

I was using double jigs, one unweighted (pink) up top and a weighted (glow color only) on the bottom.

Good luck!!


Best,
Linh
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Name: Dreamerstu Date: November 11, 2014 Rating:
 
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So I get off at work at 11:30 Pm and head straight to rodonda after work so about midnight very cold this of what I like to call banana.....(big squid) also about a week before on a wed day tons of banana......so it pretty much hit or miss right now....but with you hit it.....big squid and east to reach your limit......good luck!!!
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Name: obryan214 Date: November 04, 2014 Rating:
 
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2 shakers this morning, the first while trolling a green Ace Hi Fly with a herring fillet. the second took a Shimano Butterfly jig in a blue and chrome. the trolled fish was near the slag pile, the jigged was near Owen Beach.

should've been out yesterday I hear. one guy got an 11 and 13lb blackmouth jigging the clay banks while his partner got a squid, flounders, rockfish and just about everything else.

probably be back out later this week.
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