Sorry you lost your catch that way. I can't begin to count the items that have been stolen from me over the years. It really is a jungle out there and we are just a different type of primate!
Years ago(12 years or so), Local kid's were stealing beer out of Coolers, & sometimes fishing/camping gear at night, or during the day when you were out fishing at the Barview Jetty Camp in Garibaldi, one night they were so brave they took off with a cooler right next to us sleeping, that picticular cooler had Crab, & fish bait mostly, & we found it a couple camps over the next morning, since then we started to camp across the bay by Crab Harbor, & never had a problem there. It's a shame we have a generation or more of Kid's(some now adults) that apparently think stealing is ok.we had that happen in neah bay but for the beer not the fish. i hope they didn't drive all the way down to chinook. it sounds like someone that broke into my truck last year in illwaco under the street light. sleepy little towns do not have eyes open at night.
at least you get a kitchen pass for another run.