August 13, 2004 in Nootka Sound
Took Henry and his three mates bottomfishing yesterday.
The fog was too thick to go the lighthouse way, but we could see
Burdwood Point so we headed in that direction. Once there we could
see Escalante Rocks and we immediately headed there. After trying
our luck in a few spots we headed due west for about 30 minutes
until the bottom came up to 85 feet. We started fishing and got
into some nice Lingcod with one weighing over 25 pounds. Once the
fog lifted at about 11:00 am we discovered we were inside Bajo Reef
at the inner reef, so we moved out into deeper waters looking for
red snapper. All told they had a great day with bottomfishing and
the only thing they didn't get their limit on was Cabazon. They
also didn't want to do any halibut fishing (go figure) so we didn't
even try. The water was normal with about 10 foot swells and once
the fog burned off the weather was hot. This time I marked a waypoint
for the red can bouy (I couldn't believe I hadn't done this before!)
in case I have to wing it again. Floyd will be taking out some charters
on Saturday and Monday,so when I return on Tuesday I will pass along
his information. Keep those rod tips up and tight lines!
August 11, 2004 in Nootka Sound
Hello everyone, well it's been a gruelling 12 days
with a five day charter from the first to the fifth. During the
five day charter fishing was sporadic to say the least. If you were
lucky enough to find the active schools of Chinook, you had a great
day. Unfortunately for the rest of us it was slim pickens. We did
manage to send them home with over 12 Chinook. Since the rain has
fallen on August 4, the fishing has gradually gotten better again.
We've been finding the fish at 60-70 feet in most places with the
odd strike at 35-45 feet. Clear Krippled K anchovy heads are what
we've been having the best hits on and the army truck coloured hootchies
also. On Monday, we got into 6 fish and released two small ones.
Heading out bottom fishing tomorrow then I have four days off. Will
try and get out a report tomorrow night. Keep those rod tips up
and tight lines!
Keep those rod tips up and tight lines!