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08-14-2006 04:32 PM
juro D_R_O_O_O_L smoked ocean-fed coho >sigh<

Not such a bad trip by the sound of it... but not the glory days by any means.

Heck of a year that hooknose clave year was in retrospect

Better not leave town anymore though Tony... look what's happened to the M's
08-14-2006 04:21 PM
Originally Posted by juro
Thanks Tony -

How are they running this year size-wise?
The fish that Bob and I got into last week were actually pretty decent sized for this time of year. We kept 6 of the hatchery fish over those 3 days. Oddly, all were hens and all had quite mature eggs... We split the fish and I brought home 3 - they filled the big chief smoker.

08-13-2006 10:36 PM
juro Thanks Tony -

How are they running this year size-wise? Of course that always varies with the particular pod you're on but I was wondering if these fish were pigs then it could be a sign of extended ocean feeding.
08-13-2006 03:23 PM
Neah Bay 9-11 August

I was out at Neah and fished hard wed->friday. We found a few silvers out at swiftsure but in low concentrations and only bucktailing. We got a couple grabs casting flies after hooking a fish bucktailing but that was it. We a short time casting in a brief pod of krill-sippers but only had 1 grab. Overall, a little better action than last year but still terribly slow. Lots of running to hook relatively few fish bucktailing. Probably hooked a dozen or so each day out at Swiftsure.


08-10-2006 01:29 PM
riverrun If NZ Trout Bum doesn't answer to "trout bum", try to raise him on 68 with a call to "Bass Master"!
08-09-2006 12:59 PM
juro I sincerely hope the motherlode awaits.

I am hearing through the grapevine that the sound is starting to show some fall run activity in all the usual places.
08-09-2006 10:03 AM
NZ Trout Bum Well, we did fish NB over the weekend to no avail on salmon. Not sure that we even saw any although the bait guys are picking up a few. Conditions were difficult as wind and fog conspired to make seeing much of anything difficult. Did see a few bait balls but no salmon in them. Mostly "firecracker" herring which bodes well for future supply.

I do hold out hope for some kind of season though. The reds were a couple of weeks late into Lake Washington, the spring kings in the Colombia were late and I am hearing that most other runs of salmon are late as well. The guys that made it out to Swiftsure earlier in the week saw large schools here and there on the surface. We were told that there were good numbers of surface feeding salmon just off Wadda on Saturday but of course we blew by that spot so we could fish in the fog and wind.

Right now it looks like the season will last through August or at least most of it. They have even opened the season to 7 days a week.

We will be back on station this weekend so if you see the Whaler stop buy to say Hi. We will be on channel 68 and respond to "trout bum".

08-08-2006 02:07 AM
pescaphile Glad to hear it was enjoyable. If I recall correctly, your air courier was very selective on the cuts that he chose to take with him choosing to take only those portions that the neophyte salmon eaters so often discard (the same cuts that I sometimes talk the tourists out of by claiming I would like them for crab bait!)

There's nothin' like a good dose of Omega-3-rich fatty King Salmon and they're still being caught in greater number than the humpies! - a weird year
08-06-2006 08:29 PM
Moonlight Hey Pescaphile Kudos to whoever did the packing on those King Salmon pieces. Demarie and I had fresh Alaskan King two nights in a row and now we are out of fresh Kings If I wasn't sneaking off with the guy who flew the fish down here to a secret Steelhead spot I would cash in some air miles and come darken your door for more! Thanks from both of us it was real special treat.
08-06-2006 05:55 PM
pescaphile Coho numbers are way down here this year. Only about 5-10% of a normal year. The Chinook are still being caught here in good numbers -not because of an abundance of Chinook, but rather because of the relative absense of Cohos and humpies. These are primarily migrating fish I'm referring to. It's not looking too good for Cohos this year.
08-06-2006 02:30 PM
Moonlight Tony, NZ Troutbum and his gang are on site and he was going to give me a fish call if anything was "shaking". The phone remains silent.
08-06-2006 11:32 AM
Any August Neah Reports?

I was out fishing the Clallam bay (Pillar pt->Sekiu River area) 2-4 August. Mostly dragging bottom for halibut with gear but also bucktailing to locate Coho. I did not hook a single silver.

I'm heading back out to Neah this week 9-12 August.

Any fresh reports? I've heard repeated rumors that the silvers are about 8+ miles offshore west of Tatoosh. I have not heard anything about Swiftsure.

Please PM me if you have any fresh info.


07-28-2006 05:17 PM

Originally Posted by Doublespey
Charters have been...
Cool looking boat in your avatar!

07-28-2006 04:08 PM
Westport slow but getting better

Charters have been averaging about 1/2 a fish per rod up till this last week. Now they're averaging 1- 1.5 fish per rod. Supposedly about an even mix of Silvers and Kings. Word is that Everything is about 2 weeks late (now where have I heard that before )
07-28-2006 03:54 PM
juro Wow doesn't even sound possible based on the experiences I'd had over the years.

Maybe August...

Anyone hear how Westport and BC spots (Uculelet etc) have been fishing? Is it a coastal phenomenon or is Neah Bay particularly off?
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