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Area 7? Anyone fished it recently?
« on: August 11, 2017, 07:25:12 PM »
Thinking of going out tomorrow or Sunday, I haven't been hearing anything locally.  The wind seems like it is supposed to be a bit yucky, so I'm wondering if anyone has any info?

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Re: Area 7? Anyone fished it recently?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 02:59:27 PM »
Landed 7 fish, 5 pinks and to kings, one shaker and one wild about 14lb (Not "landed").  Lost a big fish first thing to a sea lion and had another 4 or 5 self release. Tough fishing with the chop but not a bad day. Two of the pinks were a touch over 7 pounds with good colored meat.

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Re: Area 7? Anyone fished it recently?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 03:08:17 PM »
Great catch!
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Re: Area 7? Anyone fished it recently?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 05:04:02 PM »
Nice, good for you!  The wind and chop yesterday were a bit much for my boat, but we had similar results on Thursday. We landed four species up there this week, releasing the (very large x2) coho of course.

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Re: Area 7? Anyone fished it recently?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 05:43:59 PM »
Where ya fishing the west side of San Juan?

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Re: Area 7? Anyone fished it recently?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 08:13:03 PM »
Yes, Eagle Point

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Re: Area 7? Anyone fished it recently?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 09:20:28 PM »

OMG, looking at WACouse's post made me check the regs, as of Aug. 1 I could have kept the nice King we released today....   :bash:  Lesson learned, check the regs more often.   >:(

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Re: Area 7? Anyone fished it recently?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 09:23:16 PM »

OMG, looking at WACouse's post made me check the regs, as of Aug. 1 I could have kept the nice King we released today....   :bash:  Lesson learned, check the regs more often.   >:(
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Re: Area 7? Anyone fished it recently?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 10:22:24 PM »

OMG, looking at WACouse's post made me check the regs, as of Aug. 1 I could have kept the nice King we released today....   :bash:  Lesson learned, check the regs more often.   >:(

That stinks, I figured you were talking about a giant coho!   Not many clipped kings up that way, so the change over on August 1 makes a big difference. All the kings we caught were unclipped.