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Offline Katmai Guy

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2017, 09:50:07 AM »
Going to give it a shot out of Shilshole tomorrow.  Anyone willing to share a PM on where they've been finding fish?  Trying to decide if we should start at Meadow Point or go up to the Oil Docks.

Wouldn't normally ask this sort of question but I have to be at work around 9, so we won't have much time to search.

Used to do well  off Carkeet park just north of Shilshole and across at Jeff head.  Goodluck
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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2017, 10:41:00 AM »
Anyone know if the nets are still out?

Saw one stretch his net this morning in front of the oil docks right in the middle of all the boats. 

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2017, 10:42:21 AM »
Going to give it a shot out of Shilshole tomorrow.  Anyone willing to share a PM on where they've been finding fish?  Trying to decide if we should start at Meadow Point or go up to the Oil Docks.

Wouldn't normally ask this sort of question but I have to be at work around 9, so we won't have much time to search.

Used to do well  off Carkeet park just north of Shilshole and across at Jeff head.  Goodluck

James - looks like you were going this morning, but for what it's worth, I saw three charters right in front of Shilshole when I came back in this morning. 

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2017, 11:00:42 AM »
Got a two man limit this morning by about 9:30.  Not red hot for us, but got into a school of biters at about 9:00 and got our fish.  Didn't think to take pics because we were scrambling to get back to work but they were all pretty small--probably 4-5 pounds.  All four of the fish we got to the boat were clipped.

Thanks to steeleywhopper and CP for the helpful PMs.  Followed your advise on the how/where.

Also saw all those charters right in front of Golden Gardens.  We tried in shallow there with the big pack of boats for a little bit but just got into shakers.  Taking a 3/0 in the face has got to be pretty rough on those little guys so we went elsewhere. 


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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2017, 12:17:47 PM »
I have youth Ducks on Sat, but Sunday may be possible.


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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2017, 07:25:36 AM »
Rods in at 7, 719 a double. 30 and 60 feet. One spoon, one ace high fly.
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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #56 on: September 16, 2017, 07:38:55 AM »
One mote makes three.
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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2017, 07:42:48 AM »
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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #58 on: September 16, 2017, 08:52:45 AM »
4 and done. Heading home.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #59 on: September 16, 2017, 04:21:26 PM »
So did anyone else get theirs? We made it to Area 10 and put lines in at 7am. I had a spoon on one rod behind a green uv flasher. Second rod had a slim ace high fly with a hoochie under the skirt, also green flasher. Was trolling with rods at 40 and 60 at between 2.8 and 3.0. Hit our first fish, a double at about 7:20. Landed them, a fatty about 7 or 8 pounds and a smaller one. Got one rod back in the water, the spoon, and had it go off before I could get the other rod out. I was by it so went ahead and brought that one in. I'm thinking this is awesome, three clipped fish, no shakers, no weeds, no nothing other than 3 keepers bleeding out and a gray whale off the port side. Very cool. Lots of fish around me being caught...probably saw 5 or 6 nets out just in that time. We were coming on slack tide and I'm thinking we will be done in only a few more minutes. Not that easy...we had to wait another 45 min or so for the 4th fish. Hit this one again at about 60 feet on the spoon. This was a beauty at oh about 7 or 8 pounds. Not huge by any means but a great fish. Clipped, yes, bonk, done. We cleared the gear and headed in. Good feeling running north with the fishing flotilla behind me still working at it. Back at the dock in Everett. Fish lady said I was only the 3rd boat back that was in area 10. The 2 before me had limits as well. I've go range duty tomorrow or I'd make it back out. Fish for dinner and I'm going to try my hand at making some Ikura out of the roe.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #60 on: September 16, 2017, 04:23:22 PM »
Mmmmm
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #61 on: September 16, 2017, 06:39:23 PM »
I was out yesterday and it was slow, 3 hits in 3 hours - 1 landed.  The highlight of the morning was 3 Orcas passing within 10 feet and then sounding under the boat.  They moved into the bay south of the oil docks and feed there for quite awhile.   I must admit it was a bit unnerving to have something that large so close to my 17' boat.

 

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #62 on: September 16, 2017, 07:00:34 PM »
Family and i just crushed one grilled whole...gave the wife a sample of lightly cured roe on crostini.....life is good.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2017, 02:02:43 PM »
A little slower this morning but still solid fishing. Scratched out a two person limit in about four hours or so. Got all our fish straight out from Shilshole way out deep. Also tried to oil docks with no luck. 50-70 foot range was the sweet spot today. Fish were in the 6-8 pound range, which was better than last week for us.

Weather was getting a little sporty when we were leaving--be careful out there.

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #64 on: September 17, 2017, 07:03:33 PM »
good to hear they are still out there . thurs it  ended  for us when we came upon a little glasply broke down just south of shipwreck, ended up turning around  and towing him back to Everett  and calling it a day, Sat we pulled out of the marina at 0 dark thirty and on a whim pointed her west and headed to eagle point and put a couple more kings in the boat for the year. hope to get back out there this week and see if there are  any silvers left after this rain. :dunno:

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2017, 08:34:55 AM »
Anyone fishing on the west side of the area, I kept 1 silver Friday afternoon on the Seattle side of Blake island.  Seemed slow for all the reports I'm reading.

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #66 on: September 18, 2017, 02:52:28 PM »
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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #67 on: September 19, 2017, 09:11:12 AM »
Anyone been out since the rains started?

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #68 on: September 20, 2017, 10:20:48 AM »
Still there, not red hot but solid fishing.  Had to catch 4 to keep 2.


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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #69 on: September 20, 2017, 10:37:26 AM »
Yesterday was a little slow, released 3 little ones and 1 large unclipped. Still managed to get 3 in the boat and my new North Fork Composite rod worked well👍
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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #70 on: September 20, 2017, 09:16:43 PM »
What spoon colors/ color is everyone using. Headed out of Edmonds on sat. Last week only got 3 total in 2 days on the new to me boat.
Trying to get the inside scoop on what's getting hit on the most.

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2017, 06:37:43 AM »
What spoon colors/ color is everyone using. Headed out of Edmonds on sat. Last week only got 3 total in 2 days on the new to me boat.
Trying to get the inside scoop on what's getting hit on the most.

Spoons have been picking up too many shakers so I’ve gone to my “old timers rig”.  Hoochie with a spin & glow – green or white glow – 30ish” leader – white hot spot flasher – strip of salted herring or squid on the front hook.  White has been the best color.


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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #72 on: September 21, 2017, 06:59:04 AM »
I’ve been using an identical colored hoochie setup to CP’s photo but with a green UV flasher instead.

If the shakers get too thick, using a single hook on the hoochie can make life easier. Just throw a few beads on in front of the hook or a small piece of surgical tubing to space it out so it is towards the back of the hoochie. Took me a long time to believe in a single hook hoochie rig, but I don’t think I miss many hookups because of it, since keepers are almost always on the back hook, anyways. Because it is much quicker to remove shakers/wilds and and doesn’t get tangled in a net on keepers, I think it helps to get lures in the water faster, thereby increasing fishing time/hookups and having a net benefit. I also end up with fewer hooks in my fingers when dealing with fish on a single hook rig.

To release wilds/shakers on a single hook rig you can just run a gaff down the line, push it into the curve of the hook, and flip it upside down. No need to hadle the fish or drop your pliers in the water.

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2017, 08:18:24 AM »
I am using the same hoochie on 1 rod.  and a 3 inch silver horde kingfisher spoon in cookies and cream color on the other rod,  both rods running purple haze flashers . I have shortened the leader length to 30 inches on the spoon and that seemed to stop the shaker problem. the kingfisher has been way more productive than the hootchie, I also troll keeping the down rigger cable at a solid 45 degree angle or even a little more.  I am finding right now the farther out I am from the actual oil docks the better fishing it is. still keeping the lines down 50 to 70 ft in depth sometimes in 600 or more depth.

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Re: MA10 coho
« Reply #74 on: September 21, 2017, 09:17:47 AM »
I am using the same hoochie on 1 rod.  and a 3 inch silver horde kingfisher spoon in cookies and cream color on the other rod,  both rods running purple haze flashers . I have shortened the leader length to 30 inches on the spoon and that seemed to stop the shaker problem. the kingfisher has been way more productive than the hootchie, I also troll keeping the down rigger cable at a solid 45 degree angle or even a little more.  I am finding right now the farther out I am from the actual oil docks the better fishing it is. still keeping the lines down 50 to 70 ft in depth sometimes in 600 or more depth.

Agreed on that--better luck for us further out this year.  More keepers and fewer shakers.

 

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