Wow, the Dungeness. Used to fish it for Steel waaaay back when I was pretty much a kid (like the mid 80s I think). Was a pleasant Japanese guy (Mr Katayama? prob got it wrong) that lived just on other side of street from the river and boy did he know the Dungeness very well.
He would go out for chinook and coho too off Dung spit during summers. Taught me how to set the hook proper LOL
i.e. 'make sure when you set the hook that I have to grab you before you fall out the back side of the boat' or some sort of wisdom like that. Good guy, caught tons of fish.
Absolutely no idea what it'd be like these days. Beautiful small river though.
Let us know how the Quil goes. I will probably be up that way Labor Day weekend but may not be able to fish it.
That's OK, on the flip side there's a good chance I'll be sipping a few cold ones or at least a good wine while snacking on Manila/steamer clams.
Tapes japonica I believe, a rare fine import.