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Name: TyeeMatt Date: May 08, 2015 Rating:
 
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We launched from Washington Park and started fishing in a hundred feet of water at first light. We had two in the boat by 10:30am using herring and octopus and two bags of chum. We were anchored next to a friend's boat who were also chumming so we had a nice scent going. I landed the 1st which weighed 61lbs and my buddy the 2nd which weighed in at 45lbs. Tried for lings later on but the current wasn't cooperating. Those were both our first halibut. The fish checker said the day was very slow with most around 16lbs.

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Name: jpjames14 Date: May 03, 2015 Rating:
 
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Opening weekend of boating season. Picked up one quickly Saturday evening and 2 more real quick Sunday morning, all 29-31. Caught 20+ rocks and it makes me hope that one day we might have a small limit in the San Juans again. They seem to be getting a healthy population coming back. Lots of guys around the islands fishing Lings. Whole herring was the bait.

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Name: jeffmb Date: May 02, 2015 Rating:
 
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Went out for a few hours in the late afternoon on Saturday, as car troubles kept us from starting earlier. Between 3 fishermen/women, we reeled in 7 lings and 2 copper rockfish in several hours. Most of the lings were around 20", but we kept one healthy (and delicious!) 27 incher. Our depth finder was intermittent, but I'd estimate we were fishing between 20 and 80 feet of water, drifting with the current. The star lures were hefty swimbaits, but we also caught two lings on lead jigs. None on soft plastics with lead head jigs, which is what we've had luck with in past years, so I think we will now be using soft plastic swim baits as our primary lure! Beautiful day on the water, so it was a great afternoon despite only bringing home one fish.

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Name: Fish'n Fever Date: May 01, 2015 Rating:
 
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Opening day 2015. 3 fishermen, 3 limits, using twin tail motor oil jig with herring strip, and whole
herring in 50-75 ft. of water.

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Name: WheresDaFish Date: May 01, 2015 Rating:
 
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Well, a buddy of mine and I decided to try out my "new-to-me" boat for lingcod on the opener out of washington park in Anacortes. Looked online and read that slack/low tide was at 10am. So we were on the water by 8am. Other people told me it was 11am, then another told me 8am for slack. No idea why the tides have become just as Illusive as the fish......anywhooooo.

Fought fairly swift currents most of the day, but put my buddy on his first ling, even though undersized we had fun. Caught 4 small lings, one rockfish, one sculpin, and the weirdest thing I've ever reeled in, a sea slug. Huh..... Fun day, even jumped the boat over a knarly rip tide on the way back it. It was sketchy. Big white cap swells crashing into each other was interesting in my little 15 footer!

Maybe we'll get a keeper next time. Talked to 3 other boats or so and everyone caught undersized ling.

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Name: woozel Date: May 01, 2015 Rating:
 
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Made it out of Hilton at 0515. Got to the grounds by a little after 0600. First drop hooked a nice keeper 30'. We fished the Wall on the West side of Sucia.

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Name: nwfish Date: May 01, 2015 Rating:
 
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Spent the weekend camping on Sucia. Hardest part of the trip was coming home. Best part of the trip was being there and having no worries or concerns except what to do next. So I would give the camping a 5 and the fishing a 3. Fished briefly Friday evening made a few short trips out on Saturday and fished Sunday morning. Caught lots of rockfish which is good to see. Lots of small to almost legal lingcod 2 between 28 and 30 inches and lost a few good ones. Used to better fishing but considering we never fished too hard we did alright. Would have posted pictures but need to learn more about how to do it and phone ran out of juice which was in it's own way a blessing. Used 8 to 12 ounces of lead and 6" Berkley Gulp and 8" Berkley Power Grubs in a variety of colors. Will be out next Friday for halibut and lings hopefully with better success. Hope all who made it out had good luck. There are plenty out there you just have to put the time in.

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Name: fishing magician Date: February 15, 2015 Rating:
 
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Not very good fishing in the Juans. Wasn't long before we had our first hit but not a hookup. Then went awhile without anything. Just as I was going to reel in to switch lures i hooked something. It felt decent but it was actually just a little 12 or 14 inch shaker. Not long after we had a double on but both were shakers again. Then had another fish on and this one felt good too but didnt get to see it yet. Got it to the boat and it was legal. After that 1 keeper that was it for the day. Not another hit. Had a total of 4 fish to the boat including the 1 keeper in about 5 hours of fishing. Overall, a pretty slow day.

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Name: fishenfreak Date: December 17, 2014 Rating:
 
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Man its nice to have some time off :). With hatch steelhead fisheries weak as usual... And the salt boat needing to be run, headed out for the tide today. Fishing was great in the sound the first few weeks of Dec. It has slowed a bit now, but still kicking out fish. Some of the bigger hatchery fish ive seen coming out of the north sound right now. We put a 17 lber in the box and a buddy put a 21 lb hatch in the boat right next to us. Crazy big for being clipped. Had some smaller fish and a nice wild one. Averaged a bite an hour. Slow but steady blackmouth fishing.

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Name: Berchu Date: August 03, 2014 Rating:
 
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Caught wind of the limited season that was open in 7 South and decided to hit the last day. Got to the launch at 7 at Cornet Bay and it was foggy! Motored out to the south tip of Lopez and dropped four pots in the fog. Turns out it was a bad decision as thar be pirates and scallywags about. I marked all the pots on the GPS, but couldn't keep them all in sight due to the fog. All four disappeared. Currents shouldn't have been strong enough to pull them under, so it was very strange. Found my first and third pots several hundred feet away from their GPS locations in the direction of the current. Given the pots are at least 35 lbs each, they shouldn't move by themselves. We had a bungie cord on one pot which was also missing - all signs point to a thief. At least the thief left my pots. Other two pots were simply gone - someone stole the shrimp and the pots. Again, 35 lb pots don't walk away by themselves in low to moderate current. Down to 2 pots we managed to limit out for 4 people by 2:30 and ended up throwing back about another limit.

Note to self - don't set pots in the fog.

Note to thieves - karma's a bitch. Look forward to some bad luck.

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