Well I finally got some time off work and have headed off to Garibaldi for four days of fishing. Today was day 1, and what a start to the weekend we had. We headed out to big blue pond, and less than a minute into the trip we had a double on. This was pretty common today. Seemed like whenever one rod went off, another would soon follow. We had some doubles, and at one point even had 3 fish on. It took us all of 2 1/2 hours to get a boat limit. The best part was are hatchery to native ratio was 4:1. Our guide did a great job getting us into fish. Hopefully days 2-4 will be similar. Here are some pics of today's fun.
Well the ocean was a bit lumpier today than it was yesterday. Water temperature went from 61 yesterday to 58 this morning. Started off this morning right where we left off yesterday. We had 3 in the box and 3 nates released in the first hour with several others lost. Then after that things really turned off with just a hit here and there. That went on for about an 1 1/2 hours when suddenly 3 rods took a dive and we had a triple going. We were able to land all 3 fish, and they were all keepers. We kept fishing until just after noon with no other fish. Ended the day with six fish in the box. Our guide is doing a great job getting us into fish. We have put 20 fish to the boat the past two days and we still have 2 more to go.
great job on the fish :smash:and i bet you got bounced around quite a bit out there today since they were flying small craft advisories:bigshock:...too bouncy for my 18 footer. where you guys using hardware or bait?
We actually have caught fish both days on hardware and bait. I would say the majority of the fish though have hit bait. We have been catching them anywhere from 8-18 pulls out. I even hooked up with one just a couple feet from the boat as I was reeling in.
thanks for the info...yeah we were getting hit in the prop wash the time before last that we went out....the last time was a harder show though. i am going to give it a go early next week and let the tuna guys have the marina this weekend.....sounds like there will be quite a few boats at the launch and i think i will pass on the excitement since i can pick and choose my days woo hoooo. good luck tomorrow if you get out.
Well day 3 was a tough day of fishing. The morning started off very slowly. We did not pick up our first fish until 9 am. We hit two more quickly after that, but then it was pretty sporadic the rest of the day. We would get a hit here and there and that was about it. Towards the end of the day the ocean turned a bit on us and we had to head back in. Which is right about the time we found some more fish. We ended the day with 5 in the box and let 3 back. We caught most of our fish in 250 ft of water. Our guide once again worked hard for us to find fish. One day to go....