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Name: BARCHASER Date: July 09, 2014 Rating:
 
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Went out in my buddies boat, 2 rods. Launched at Washington Park at 6:30AM, fished Eagle Bluff mostly and quit at 2PM. Nice day, no wind, morning fog, always pretty around Rosario Strait. 15 other boats around, only saw one salmon caught. I did get a strike about noon that pulled it off the downrigger, felt a fish briefly and then a harbor seal surfaced with about a 10 pound (probably) Chinook in its mouth. That was it except for 5-6 doggies. That seal followed us around off and on all morning and finally scored. Not a good beginning to this season, last year I had 1 chinook, 3 silvers and a pink taken by furbags.
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Name: thefishwhisperer Date: May 26, 2014 Rating:
 
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Left sandy point around 1:20 and went out to Matia with my bro. Fished a variety of jigs, first drop my bro got a nice kelp greenling and I hooked up on a dandy ling. This was good of course but as I was fighting the fish I was fumbling to get out my gopro to film the ordeal, with my luck I dropped my new gopro in the water and watched it slip away, Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! But it wasn't time to grieve as I had a big'N on. sure enough it was destined to dinner as it was a keeper. I forgot about the gopro and kept on fishing only to get a lot of rockfish to throw back and a big ling that got away. got back in around 3:45. good times.
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Name: fishenfreak Date: May 22, 2014 Rating:
 
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Dad had some time to fish today, so I got him up and headed out on a beautiful morning to start testing a few new features to the boat before fishing on Vancouver Island this summer, including the brand new Chirp Sonar depth sounder from lowrance... Man can than thing read water and the bottom!
Anyways launched from Bellingham at first light, got to our spot. Way too lazy to catch live bait so we mooched herring... First pass 34 incher. Second pass 35.75 inch ling. Literally couldnt be any bigger but I streched her and made sure it wasnt over. Done by 8am, went over to some kelp, jigged a limit of kelp greenling for some extra meat and back home by noon. Good day for later in the season when the lings are usually picked over pretty good.

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Name: Steelheadin360 Date: May 19, 2014 Rating:
 
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The morning started out great, glass calm on the run out and we were on the bait instantly. After gathering up a few nice dabs we headed to work over a few of my favorite reefs in 55-70' of water.

First drift I am down all of 30 seconds and the dabbie goes nuts, then the rod almost gets ripped out of my hand. After about 30 seconds the fish came unhooked. I rebait and the second my weight hit bottom it was fish on again. After a nice 5 minute battle on the steelhead rod a WAY oversize lingcod was at the side of the boat, cut the leader and sent her on her way. As I am releasing that fish my buddy hooks up and boats a nice 25" ling, but we were looking for the larger end of the scale. On the second drift I hooked up two more times but couldnt get them to stick, but third times a charm. Half way through the drift the rod does the happy dance then buries. Quick tussel and a 35.25" ling cod is on deck. I was punched out for the day so it was up to my buddy to land the last one. Two drifts later and it was on with another 33" on the deck. Wrapped it up and headed home.

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Name: fishenfreak Date: April 30, 2014 Rating:
 
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Was able to get out the last 2 days blackmouth was open in MA7 and had a decent few days. Hooked 4 each day and was able to land 3 hatchery fish, one of which was over 20 lbs. On to lingcod now!

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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!

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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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