To tag onto this post: Plan on meeting bro. inlaw this same weekend coming out of Ilwaco, looks like real early high tides so if we launch out of Ilwaco 5:30ish and hit bridge to church hole do you think that will be best plan for the day? Plan on using diver, flash, cut herring troll from bridge down and power back up. What do we do during low slack and incoming? Send me privite message if you would like.
nbx03xlt, you will definately have company and will not need a pfd as you will be able catch a ride if anything goes wrong. Should be a great weekend for fishing and I am sure most of us will be there or somewhere along the coast.
Hooksetter, yo umay consider putting in at Chinook as the run from there to the Church hole and bridge is a lot closer. If you overstay your welcome down there, the wind will make it most misserable trying to get back to Ilwaco boat basin
Even Hammond would be better than Ilwaco unless you want to be at Buoy 10 to start with. Either way, the shorter the distance the better once the winds pickup inside the river. Good luck and hope you bonk as many as I will.