Star Fishing Report:
5/31/2016 1:18:34 PM
Lost track of the days on the long weekend - hence a late report. We fished Wednesday and Thursday on a rough ocean for limits for those who fished their gear on a tough drift and bite. We took Friday off as people were traveling for a day of halibut and that wasn't going to happen. John Mohler and crew of nine total from Reno came to fish the 14th year in a row on Memorial weekend. The longest run by customers to date. They decided to go even if it was only to set the crab pots. It was marginally doable and both boats did get limits of Lings and rock fish with a little color. Sunday was better with way more color and 13 crab on a over night soak. Monday one boat was back at 10:00 on even a crummier ocean with Lingcod and half limits of rock fish. This next week is the last three days of the set halibut days. The forecast is 50/50. We'll be ready if we get a break to go. So far batting 333 percent - good enough for the majors - marginal for fishing.
5/23/2016 11:20:05 AM
Monday was a bust for both Jeff and myself for salmon up the river. Jeff did get two on Tuesday. The wind blew and a big swell rolled in Monday through Saturday to cork us for any ocean fishing. Sunday we got out late in between fronts for a super fast south drift but the crew was able to burn out a limit on Lings and half limits on Blacks before the wind picked up to the point it wasn't working at all. They came in ready for hot showers and a drink. With luck it will be better this coming week.
5/19/2016 10:25:15 AM
We've been busy getting back in the swing of things and that's why the late report. We started with a really good bottom fish day with both boats on Wednesday. Quick limits of Ling Cod and lots of red color in the rock fish made for a great season starter. Thursday it was halibut. Both boats fished for zip for the first two hours until Jeff moved around and got a couple so we went there and had four on the first pass. Jeff got done ahead of us but we got back to the dock all together with limits for both boats with a 60lber. and several 40/50lbs. Friday it was bottom fish on a super scratch bite. We finally got it done but it took awhile. It was back to halibut on Saturday with a same deal. Slow start then finding them and finishing with three on at once to 50lbs. We've been blown off since then and hope to have it work Friday and the weekend.