Monday, July 22, 2013

 From Capt. Steve:

On board the J D Lady Sunday 7-22-13 AM we fished north of the Holland pier in 100-170 FOW in rough and confused seas. Wind was ENE at 15-18 mph with a strong north current. I had two ex-Navy veterans on board which was good because anyone with poor seas legs in the AM would not have lasted long. The bite was somewhat slow but steady and we ended up 7 fish for 9 bites. The kings were 3-4 year olds and nice sized. The big bonus was a 12 lb 4 oz brown that we took in 140 FOW on the rigger just before we wrapped it up. Meat rigs and regular sized spoons worked the best.

The PM trip was just the opposite from the AM trip with flat calm seas and very little wind or current. We set up almost in the same spot I left in the morning and caught a small steelhead and small king in the first hour and then it slowed down. We fished out to 190 FOW with a good number of fish on the screen but not much action. The rain and clouds came about 6:00 PM and with it the fishing improved greatly with doubles and a quad right before we beat the storm back. The end tally showed 9 fish for 12 bites. If I put both boxes of fish together, we managed to catch kings, cohos, steelhead, lake trout, and a brown trout in one day. Now that's a mixed bag!

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