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Name: jake_k Date: April 04, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished at boulevard park in Bellingham from 430 to about 630. No bites. I drove down the larrabee state park that that area looks much more like a cutthroat area. I was throwing a small silver baitfish fly sposed to look like a salmon fry i think. I will be heading down south for a better chance soon but any advice for the Bellingham area would be great thanks!
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Name: TomD Date: February 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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Took a solo trip to the San Juans on Saturday in my trusty Arima. Launched at Cornet Bay with no crowds or lines. Blasted West and fished in the south parts of Area 7. Only had one hit for the day, but it was a clipped 5-6 pound blackmouth, so it went home with me. Used a Qcove Killer Crush Flasher and a Silver Horde Irish Cream Tailwagger spoon. Had the gear right in the dirt. Actually thought I was hitting bottom at first when I got the hit.

When the sun came out it got really windy outside and hard to control the boat and fish effectively, so I ducked inside the islands for a time. No luck in there, but got nice calm water to eat lunch and clean the fish in.

Played around with my GoPros... one mounted on the hard top and one on me... just learning the video deal and editing... enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KKRSfrRSdg
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Name: Armando Cortez Date: October 26, 2013 Rating:
 
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I had plans to spend my birthday fishing lake Ki one more time before it closed for the season, but then I got a FB message from a friend that I haven't seen in probably 15 years or more asking if I wanted to join him, his wife and step son for a day of crabbing. No way I could turn down an offer like that so we headed up to Anacortes to soak a few pots.

We had all six pots in the water around 10:30 and when the first pull yielded only 4 keepers, we looked at each other with that same, "I hope it's not gonna be this way all day" look. But as the high tide came and went, not only did the number of crab in each pot increase, but so did the number of keepers.

The light fog and low clouds eventually gave way to sunny skies and we managed to get our 4 limits by 3:30. We started out using chicken parts because the salmon carcases were frozen in a solid chunk, but once we got them to thaw out, they out performed the chicken by a factor that I can't even begin to calculate. The salmon was definitely the ticket!

It was great to get reconnected and to catch up with what each others kids, grand kids, etc. were doing and to see that we still had what it takes to be the fisher/gatherers that we still picture ourselves to be. Plans are in the works to hit the next Razor Clam dig next month. Should make for another great day in this beautiful state that we call home.
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Name: VelociWedge Date: October 20, 2013 Rating:
 
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Overnight trip to Stuart Island in the overcast/foggy, but thankfully dry, weather. First soak of our two crab pots (baited with saved Coho carcasses) netted us 10 but alas, no keepers. Second soak brought in at least 15 and this time we had three nice feisty Dungeness keepers and one Rock that was legal but puny. He took a dive with promises of growing lots in the coming winter.

On our way over to Roche for fuel we dropped our Coho set-ups we've been using near Shipwreck and trolled the South side of the island. About 15 minutes into our run we had a good strike on the Red Racer flasher w/a Purple Haze hoochie and Ace Hi-Fly insert. There was extra cheering when we realized it was a hatchery fish! My non-scientific scale said 11 lbs... felt about right.

I didn't reel the beast in, but I'm the one who does the gill-surgery for bleeding so I was already messy and got to hold it up for a picture.

Bonus points for windy-camping-morning-hair.

We only had time for one more pass and got two more strikes but no takers. And since we really didn't expect to catch anything at all, this was a happy run. Our first Dungeness too where we did the placing/pulling/cleaning without veteran assistance on hand. :)
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Name: jpjames14 Date: October 05, 2013 Rating:
 
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A great day out in the islands, likely going to cap off the year for the boat. We headed out around 9am, nice and lazy, and were at the spot around 10:30. The tide change strangely brought no bite, but once the flood started the spot became quite productive. Hit a smaller 6 pound silver a few minutes into the flood, released it as it was wild. Trolled another twenty minutes and had a double up with two beautiful silvers, one around 9 pounds and the other 12+ - both wild (dang!), so back they went. Then the kings. Hit 3 from about 10 pounds to 16 all in about an hour and a half. Into the cooler they went. Landed another king shortly after and released it. Finally hooked into one more real nice fish, but at the boat the liter snapped - must have been frayed from something earlier, and a good reminder to ALWAYS check gear each time you see it. Checked the crab pots on the way home and took home 4 keepers, through back about 40 females. Great day, and got my wife her first Chinook.
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Name: nvan Date: August 28, 2013 Rating:
 
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Spent a week in the San Juan Islands starting in Anacortes for some crabbing. The crabbing was good and the crab were big. We caught 16 over two days using old trout fillets. Excellent bait.
We spent Tuesday - Friday salmon fishing near Eagle point for pinks and kings. Tuesday, we had a two hour window to fish and only caught two cohos, both wild. The larger one at about 8 pounds. Flasher and cut plug herring soaked in green fire brine were used. Wednesday, we had to wait for the fog to lift and got out close to lunch time. Within 20 minutes, we had 2 pinks in the boat. One pushing 5 pounds (Pink squid and green flasher). Our next fish was hooked at 60 feet and I assumed it was a king. My daughter got it right to the boat, we coud see the flasher, then all of a sudden from under the boat came a huge sea lion!! Grabbed the fish, stuck his head out of the water for bragging rights, the hooks popped out and at least we got our gear back. We caught two more small kings (released) and lost a very nice fish after an impressive run. All the kings were on cut plug herring and green flash.
Thursday it was very foggy and rained most of the day so we shopped in Friday Harbor waiting for the fog to lift. We taveled to Lopez Island to crab in Hunter bay. After we dropped the crab pots, we headed to Thatcher Pass to fish. At the east end of thatcher Pass, we watched a dozen or more dolphins feeding so we dropped our lines. One deep for kings and one shallow for pinks. An hour into the troll, the pink squid and red flash got a hit. After four or more impressive runs, we netted a 20 pound king!! The weather was starting to turn and we picked up our crab pots and had 3 keepers, then headed back to Friday Harbor.
Friday we headed to Sidney BC to fish for ling cod and rock cod. After checking into Customs, our wives went shopping and we headed out on our quest. We caught 2 rock cod on our first drops, released them both thinking we can find larger ones. Well........for the next hour and a half, not even a bite! Once my wife texted me to come and pick them up for lunch, the bite was on! Within, 10 minutes, we caught 4 cod and kept two nice rock fish. It was a great trip, No lings big enough to keep, though. Headed back to Spokane, Saturday.
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Name: BentRod Date: August 24, 2013 Rating:
 
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Fished the south end of MA7 on Saturday. Launched from Keystone at 5:30a and were out to our target location at 6:30. Foggy ride on the way out, but overcast, clear, and calm west of Smith Island. In the first half hour of having gear in the water we brought two Kings to the boat. The first was a small hatchery that was an inch too short, so let it go. The second was a wild that was plenty large and probably about 10+ lbs. A partner convinced us that wild King retention was not allowed, so we released it only to find later that we could have kept it. Always have to have a story such as that to keep the fishing trip interesting. After that we got into some Pinks and although we had multiple hooksups, even a double, we we were only able to get one in the boat. About 7:45 some friends fishing near by came over to tell us they'd got their limit of two Kings and two Coho for the boat, so were headed in to shore to fill out the limit of Pinks (this is when we learned our King mistake). Well, we stuck it out until 3pm. Hooked and lost many unseens, boated a couple more pinks, hooked and released one dogfish, one Ling, one flounder, and one very small wild Coho before calling it a day and heading in. Total take for the day was 3 Pinks for three anglers, so a dismal return, but the fair action on the lines kept the day interesting and we all had a good time regardless. Conditions on the water were awesome, so still enjoyed the trip.
Sorry, no pics. Too busy either driving, pulling gear, or netting to dig the camera out. Only three boats out there when we started the day, but about eight during the busiest time and seems like we were always getting bunched up despite our best efforts.
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Name: Jthy1984 Date: August 24, 2013 Rating:
 
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Hit he San Juan's first light, getting to the spot took about an hour. Started fishing 5:30ish. 5 minutes into trolling and bam! Fish on. Stupid shaker. Let that one go. 10 minutes later another one, Fish on!!! Another shaker. Starting to get in the strike zone! Yes! 20 minutes later, bam!!!fish on. A big as pink at 110' down. Wow kind of weird. About another 30 minute another bite. Fish on!!!! Only 2 of us on the boat and fish on. My job was to concentrate on netting the fish and driving the damn boat. Missed 5 time netting this hen, landed it, 28lbs king!!!! Yes!!! High fives here and there, partner is shaking and stuttering from all the adrenaline! Lol I thought it was funny but we got 1 on the boat. Bite slowed down as I was watching the poles. Around 11am I started to guide again and like 30 minutes into it, all I hear is fish on!!!! I hurry of to the pole and started to crank the reel and oh yeah it was fish on!!!! Fought it for 15 minutes and then landed it. Big smiles all around. 22lbs and this king put up a better fight than the 28#er! Lol all caught on huge spoons.
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Name: truckman1966 Date: August 17, 2013 Rating:
 
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Well we waited patiently to let the WDFW let us keep the pinks we saw rolling and jumping about a week earlier, so the first weekend after MA7E/Bellingham Bay was open, I took a couple buddies and my 7 year old daughter out to get some pinks. Man we were not disappointed! Goal #1 was obviously to put SOME fish in the boat as the last few weekends were kinda trying on my patience, but goal #2 was to get my daughter her first salmon. Needless to say we met both goals and had to go home after only two hours of fishing. It was so good that we ended up going out the next day with my girlfriend on board (because she didn't believe us) and same thing. Boat limit in two hours. We put 16 in the boat on Saturday and 20 in on Sunday. Cant wait until the 2015 run now!
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Name: jpjames14 Date: August 14, 2013 Rating:
 
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Had a great honeymoon... yes I said honeymoon :) Took the new wife out to Friday Harbor, then to Roche for 3 days on the boat. On the way back from Roche we spent some time fishing pinks. I got her, her first two salmon and she was thrilled. Caught three more. We fished in the middle of the day (likely the worst time), but it was still decent action. We lost some others and had doubles on. Fished trout rods for better action and brought some decent ones home to smoke. I consider myself a lucky guy to fish on my honeymoon.
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