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* June 28th Fishing Report

Posted on June 28th, 2008 by . Filed under Uncategorized .


Bon's 44 lb king salmon

Bon

The wind finally quit blowing here in Craig, at least for the moment. We’ve fished in some pretty horendous conditions lately, with water spouts coming off the ocean on two seperate occasions here in the last week. Not enough wind to keep us from fishing, however, and the North River gives a certain level of comfort when the conditions get tough around here.

King fishing has picked up a little bit, with some kings hitting the west side of Noyes Island the last few days. We mooched up two kings today in 50 feet of water, both in the high 20’s, and two more in 200 feet of water offshore. Bon Hartline picked up a 44 pounder with us, seen in the picture below, a few days ago mooching on the deck in 55 feet of water. The fishing has been tough and the best approach is to grind, grind, grind and make every bite count. When you get bit keep reeling until the rod is fully loaded before swinging for the fence, as the fish have to turn with it first or the bait comes right out of their cold black lips.

Halibut fishing continues to be consistent with a ton of chickens around. If guests want to work a little harder for their halibut we’ve been finding some larger fish working some of the rocky structure offshore. We landed the 110 pound ‘but that Chris is holding in a 30 knot gale just offshore yesterday, which turned into a total rodeo the second I let go of the kicker motor. The kicker was in full reverse holding the drift and once I let go off we went with the wind, with mamma in tow. A harpoon poke thru the gill plates and a .410 shell ended the battle shortly thereafter and we raced off to calmer water.

The forecast for the next few days looks awesome!

Dixon Entrance to Cape Decision- 400 PM akdt Sat Jun 28 2008
.Tonight…SW wind 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Seas 6 ft. W swell. .Sun…Light winds becoming N 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 ft. W swell. .Sun night…NE wind 10 kt. Seas 5 ft. .Mon…NE wind 10 kt. Seas 4 ft. .Mon night…Se wind 10 kt. Seas 5 ft. .Tue…S wind 10 kt. Seas 5 ft. .Wed…Se wind 10 kt. Seas 4 ft. .Thu…Se wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.

 

Bon's 44 lb king salmon

Bon's 44 lb king salmon

Jerry and Chris Candini, father and son, with their catch of the day
Jerry and Chris Candini, father and son, with their catch of the day

The "Polar Bear" in front of Noyes Island

The "Polar Bear" in front of Noyes Island

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