Star Fishing Report:
7/25/2016 2:43:02 PM
We had three super duper days of flat ocean and biting fish. Limits of everything for everybody. So here's one for you - Jeff Spencer who visits his parents in Gold Beach every summer books at least two days to make sure he gets to the ocean. He did so again this year and it paid off again as his first day was too windy to go. He was with Jeff and as they pulled away from the dock I yelled at him and asked if he was going to catch another halibut as he did the last two years. He responded "I sure hope so" and laughed like ya, right! Well never say never, he did it again for a hat trick. Three years and three halibut in a row with all on regular bottom fish trips. Unbelievable to say the least as we might catch one to three a year all season long for both boats when bottom fishing. The bay trolling was good to excellent until the wind came up on Friday and the minus tides put a lot of moss in the water. It will get better when we get back to more even tides and no wind. The fish are there but just tough conditions. I cancelled my Kona trip for early August. Now going in late September if anybody will be there or wants to go just call.
7/18/2016 3:02:57 PM
Monday through Wednesday we got on the ocean with Tuesday being one of the nicest ever. Full limits of Ling Cod, rockfish with color and more crab than we could keep. Sweet!!! Thursday thru the week was a bust. A hard NW wind wouldn't even let us run the post for crab. That made the bay trolling tough but those who did tough it out caught some really nice fish in the mid 20's. Hope the forecast is right because we're planning to fish multiple days this week.
7/11/2016 10:57:35 AM
The wind finally quit. After ten days we got to go fishing - Hot Damn! The fish were biting wide open. Ling Cod and big Blacks as fast as you could reel them up. We were back at the dock at 8:30 with crab to boot. Then Saturday the big bite quit overnight. Warm murky water blew in. We fished the same spots and same gear - Na-Da. It took five hours to scratch Black limits with four Ling Cod for the boat. Never have we seen such a dramatic switch. Sunday was a ditto the no Ling Cod. Never thought we'd say come back Northwest wind but as the saying goes never say never. The bay was good to excellent through the week. Jeff was getting 3/5 fish for his afternoon trips and those fishing all day had good luck as well. Ocean and Bay trips through next week will keep us busy. For those using the On-Line program please let us know what you think - good/bad/indifferent. Thanks.