Five Star Fishing Report:
7/28/2014 12:23:19 PM
Ocean and bay salmon started off the week with Silvers outside and Chinooks in the river. Wednesday we got a lot of rain and the river cooled off seven degrees overnight and all the salmon in the bay went up river. By Saturday fish had come in and built up to the point where it was a fish or two if you were lucky. They were nice ones as some were over 30lbs. The one we got on Saturday was 33lbs. We only got three days of bottom fish during the week but had very good fishing on a even nicer ocean. We hope to sneak in trips for bottom fish on Monday and Tuesday before the wind comes back up. The bay should get better through mid August as more fish come in and hold up. With luck they will even bite.
7/21/2014 10:17:31 AM
The wind came back on Monday but we got the trip in on a marginal ocean but decent fishing. We got two more days in through the week when fog and a kickback pushed out the wind for the morning. Wednesday there was a very good bite on the bay with two to four fish per boat if you were lucky. I was and one fish we caught was 42lbs. The biggest this year so far in the bay. Jeff was three for four the next day. More and more fish are showing up every day with the bite on and off through Sunday. Great ocean forecast Monday through Wednesday and we will try a mix of ocean salmon and bottom fish until we can't then fill in with bay trolling. Lots and lots of steelhead staging in the bay is a good sign for later up river.
7/14/2014 2:53:19 PM
The wind blew until Thursday morning and let up just enough for a marginal tip. Six people wanted to go so we did. Five of the six wished they hadn't but the sixth person and I fished for a fair catch. Wind and current from the same direction made for tough conditions not to mention a washing machine ocean. Friday it was a whole lot different ocean and both boats were done with full limits of Lings, rock fish with color and crab. Saturday it was as nice as it gets and Travis Rutz with son Lane, Grandpa Jerry and buddy Frank all from Prineville who have fished with us for over ten years came for a halibut make-up day that didn't work back in May. We started with a salmon troll and had a 25 pounder on before we got all the gear in the water. Nice! For the next two and a half hours it was fish on with singles to triples that ended up with six Chinooks, six Silvers with one keeper and other fish hooked and lost. It was quite the action. We then went to Lingcod and rock fish and were back to the dock with limits and twenty crab by 2:00. Sunday the ocean was good, not super as the day before with the same crew. We started in on the salmon but no takers. The water had warmed up so we went off shore and found a temperature brake and there they were. We put three in the box at once and through the morning back and forth over the rip tide we ended up with three Chinooks and nine Silvers with multiple fish and bites that didn't stick. At 11:00 it was off to the Ling hole and that took about an hour and a half with a bonus of a 45lb. Halibut landed by Lane after a knock down drag out fight on a salmon rig. A tote of Black rock fish and crab finished the day at 2:30. These guys have fished with us a lot and have seen the good the bad and the ugly and know the you can't believe it. Thanks guys for coming to go!!! Jeff fished the bay through the week for a fish each day which was a lot better than most. Saturday the fish left and we will wait for another batch. Ocean fishing for bottom is the deal for the next week with wind in the fore cast. Hope they're wrong.
HAWAII REPORT: A tropical depression west of Hawaii put the fish off there through the week. An occasional Marlin, Tuna and Ono was hooked. As the moon phase changes and the front moves the bite should pick up. For future plans the moon phase is a definite consideration in plans for a fishing trip to Kona.