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If you have the boat for it I would suggest looking back at bouy 10 from the big blue. Inside the bouy is slow to nothing right now. There are fish in the river. Just not that many. The fish are still gathering outside for the big push. I would say a person could start hooking up just outside the no fish zone. Halfway to the CR bouy for sure.

I forgot some info you asked for. Drop crab pots on the upriver side of the Ilwaco channel that leads to the boat docks. Great spot. As far as pulls and bait. If fishing inside at the bouy you'll need to very your diver until the right depth is found. If fishing outside then you need only 2 to 10 pulls to to hook up. It's a feeding frenzzzzyyy out there right now. Whole or cut plug herring and anchovy work like a champ. I actually feel that the anchovy were working a bit better than the cut plugs.

Good luck to you.

SPACE

[ 08-08-2003, 09:28 AM: Message edited by: Space Fish? ]
 

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I ONLY cross the bar at the last 2 hours of the outgoing and all of the incoming. I like to go out on a low slack and come back in on an incoming up to high slack unless the tide is small. Then I won't worry about the bar so much. Trouble I don't need so I stick to these rules for me and that is what keeps me alive. I have a story that I will be posting that will explain why I now live by these rules.


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I could write a full page of info if I were to cover all the variables involved in this topic. I would like to say that if it's a small tide exchange like 3 or 4 foot the bar is generally calm enough for a comfortable crossing. So, I don't usually have any problems at the last of the outgoing. As rule I always try to go out on an incoming and come back on the same tide. I used to think I had crossed enough times to know just what to expect. I then learned to expect the unexpected. Always wear my life jacket and a bunch of other things that have already been covered on this board.

Please use common sense and live within your own comfort level. I am comfortable with what I do, but that doesn't mean others might be. Just use good judgement. Educate yourself on the conditions for the time you plan to spend out there. Then get there and look it over. If the info matches the current conditions and all is well then make the decision to go out or stay in.

Thankyou,

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