collapse
For a Day of FISHING & EXCITEMENT Advertise on Hunting-Washington

Author Topic: Atlantics  (Read 5149 times)

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 12819
  • Location: Decatur Island
Atlantics
« on: August 24, 2017, 10:57:33 PM »
Fun fish to catch, frustrating when they swim by and splash you with their jumping without hooking up.  I haven't tried them yet, but they look decent and will likely be good smoked or canned.  There seems to be a lot of negativity towards eating them.  I'm not sure why since millions of pounds of farmed salmon are probably eaten every year.

Offline STIKNSTRINGBOW

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 3567
  • Location: Chehalis
    • https://www.facebook.com/stiknstring.bow
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 11:22:09 PM »
Damn! One of these days I am going to come visit you.  I I know we have talked about it, but my timing sucks....Only days I am going to get to do anything soon will be elk season.
But someday....
And you will probably be fishing in Florida.
The mountains are calling and I must go."
- John Muir
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
- John Burroughs
NASP Certified Basic Archery Instructor
NASP Certified Basic Archery Instructor Trainer

Offline bowhunterforever

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 7542
  • Location: Lincoln, Co
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 01:14:03 AM »
 :tup: they look like they would eat good to me
You know how to skin griz pilgram

Offline Crunchy

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 2851
  • Location: Puyallup
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 02:55:14 AM »
Nice haul.  Break out the smoker you got work to do.

Offline DOUBLELUNG

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 4499
  • Location: Wenatchee
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 09:29:05 AM »
They are absolutely delicious!  Use any way you would a Chinook!
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 12819
  • Location: Decatur Island
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 10:50:07 AM »
Only got one today.   :(  A boat next to us caught about 8 though.

Offline Skyvalhunter

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 10718
  • Location: The valley
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 12:00:17 PM »
better head back out

Offline James

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 151
  • Location: Washington
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 12:04:18 PM »
Good work.

Anything in their stomachs?
You will never shoot a camp bull by spending all your time hunting in the woods.

Offline DaleVR

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 45
  • Location: Lynden, WA
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 12:05:27 PM »
Was there a lot of guys targeting these fish? Thinking of heading out tomorrow.

Offline cbond3318

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 2299
  • Location: E. WA
  • Groups: BHA
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 12:33:59 PM »
Nice haul!
"All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and title, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind."

John Lubbock

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 12819
  • Location: Decatur Island
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 12:53:16 PM »
Was there a lot of guys targeting these fish? Thinking of heading out tomorrow.

Over fifty boats and lots of jerks....

Offline WAcoueshunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 1620
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 12:55:55 PM »
Was there a lot of guys targeting these fish? Thinking of heading out tomorrow.

Over fifty boats and lots of jerks....

Think I'm gonna head to the west side tomorrow for the morning tide change.  But might take a crack at the Atlantics on our way home.  How are you fishing for them? 

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 12819
  • Location: Decatur Island
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 01:20:19 PM »
Small Point Wilson Darts seemed to work well for other boats today, guys next to us were using a 1 3/4" chartreuse and green one. The other boat doing well today was throwing a small, maybe 2" heavy spoon of some kind in chartreuse.  Yesterday my friend caught most of our fish on a larger Dart.  I caught mine on a Silver Horde Kingfisher spoon with a small weight ahead of it on a leader to give it some weight.  I had a lot of follow-ups on this as well.

Offline James

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 151
  • Location: Washington
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 10:06:24 AM »
Went out last night after work for a few hrs and bonked 9. Black and yellow mepps #4 spinner got most of our fish.

I will be honest, it was a lot more fun that I expected. They fight much harder than I though pen fish would.
You will never shoot a camp bull by spending all your time hunting in the woods.

Offline DaleVR

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 45
  • Location: Lynden, WA
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2017, 09:23:14 PM »
Boated 17 today lost a few more, lots of fun for my 10 yr old. they do have a nice fight to them .Fun day! easy 100 boats out there.

Offline HuntnFishnRyan

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Oct 2016
  • Posts: 75
  • Location: Auburn
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2017, 11:34:03 PM »
i heard powerbait was working

Offline DaleVR

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 45
  • Location: Lynden, WA
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2017, 06:39:21 AM »

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 12819
  • Location: Decatur Island
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2017, 12:01:03 PM »
These fish taste great! They are silky textured with the high fat content. 

We did our biweekly seining at Watmough Bight on Lopez Friday (Kwiaht.org) and saw a few fish surfacing near where we usually do our third set.  I swung a little wider with the boat to see if we might get a few and ended up pulling up 56 of them.   :yike:

These fish looked great, only one had the damaged looking mouth, which from an expert opinion was likely caused by the fish catching its jaw in the net when it was young. Not a single fish had any sea lice on it, so much for the parasite argument....

None fileted on the beach had anything in it's stomach though a friend I gave one to said there was a Sandlance in one of his.

I ended up with ten of the fish on the bow for a total of 57 pounds of filets.   :tup:

ANYONE CATCHING THESE, PLEASE LET ME OR KWIAHT.ORG KNOW WHAT THE STOMACH CONTENTS ARE IN YOUR FISH, EVEN IF THERE IS NOTHING.

Offline h20hunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 15734
  • Location: Lake Stevens
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2017, 12:29:38 PM »
 :tup: loki should be getting a bounty!
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.

Offline GUscottie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 745
  • Location: Graham, Wa
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2017, 02:12:19 PM »
Don't shoot me for asking this (which may already be known)....are you running a sein net in the salt? Are you a commercial guy, or because they are needing to be killed, you're allowed to use this method?

If you're seining them, that's awesome! I have to admit, it's something I've always wanted to try.
Wishing I was fishing...or in Wyoming

Offline Tbar

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 1550
  • Location: Whatcom county
  • That Boy Ain't Right
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2017, 03:26:29 PM »
Loki,
Are you a part of KWAIHT?

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 12819
  • Location: Decatur Island
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2017, 03:28:14 PM »
Loki,
Are you a part of KWAIHT?

Yes, I'm the boat guy for setting the net and transportation around the islands.

Offline Gringo31

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2009
  • Posts: 4992
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2017, 11:46:53 AM »
Glad to see you guys having an enjoyable experience on the water!


Opportunity knocks  :tup:
We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
-Ronald Reagan

Offline boneaddict

  • Site Sponsor
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 41255
  • Location: Selah, Washington
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2017, 12:31:36 PM »
I'm just jealous, because I wish it was my freezer.  The state of our fisheries is abysmal.  Nice job Loki.   Eat well!
My website.....DDK Photography
http://ddkphotography.pixels.com

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 12819
  • Location: Decatur Island
Re: Atlantics
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2017, 03:12:44 PM »
We are going to do some more seining targeting these fish on this Friday at 4 at Watmough Bight, anyone is welcome to come.  Of course there are no guarantees we will catch enough to share.

 

* Recent Topics

Freshest Whitetail Deer Scent by Seahawk12
[Today at 12:50:00 AM]


Hirshey's Washington Hunts 2017 by tgomez
[Yesterday at 11:52:08 PM]


Braque Francais by jagermiester
[Yesterday at 11:42:54 PM]


Blacktail Rut? by Eric M
[Yesterday at 11:32:00 PM]


Wheel/tire change question by thinkingman
[Yesterday at 11:22:56 PM]


Son had his first miss today... by lokidog
[Yesterday at 11:10:50 PM]


Factory 6.5 creedmore for big game by GurrCentral
[Yesterday at 11:06:48 PM]


Got an OIL permit long before I'm due..... by Naches Sportsman
[Yesterday at 11:06:03 PM]


First bear ever - BIG boar down! by lokidog
[Yesterday at 11:00:34 PM]


2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats) by csaaphill
[Yesterday at 10:52:36 PM]


Jayda Harmon's elk by branches
[Yesterday at 10:50:34 PM]


2017 Deer, post them here (photos & stats) by csaaphill
[Yesterday at 10:49:53 PM]


Well, this is gonna be different..... by lokidog
[Yesterday at 10:45:38 PM]


Bear walked right into camp! by Blacktail Sniper
[Yesterday at 10:44:04 PM]


As They Lay 2017 by lokidog
[Yesterday at 10:42:28 PM]


Who's going to be killing branched bulls in the Peaches area on Monday? by Biggerhammer
[Yesterday at 10:38:25 PM]


WY Solo DIY Public Land Antelope Success by finnman
[Yesterday at 10:37:04 PM]


Predator-proof pens ‘last-ditch effort’ to save Selkirk caribou by bearpaw
[Yesterday at 10:36:47 PM]


ISO Tree Faller Maple Valley by liljozie495
[Yesterday at 10:33:06 PM]


Elk novice needing strategy help. by cohochemist
[Yesterday at 10:31:01 PM]