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Hello all,

Went out for the opener yesterday. Left Hillsboro at 3:30 AM toget there.

Got out straight off twin rocks at about 40 Fathoms. Had sporadic action for the first 3-4 hours. Only kept 2 fish, one feeder chinook about 12# and about a 6# silver. Several silvers released with too many fins. Used both downriggers & divers.

Most consistant action came off downrigers at 65#.

Finally finished around 11:30 and everyone was tired and ready to go to Alice's for lunch on the way home.

Ala and all a decent opener and the water was nice. No pictures this trip. The new digital camera will be coming in the mail on Monday.

See ya next Sunday for the North Zone opener out of Astoria.

Tight Lines and be safe and always remember to wear your PFD in these waters.

KHH
 

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We too got on the water early out of Garibaldi. We also had sporadic action but did get our limit of silvers (4) by 11:00. Had to release two nates. We also used one downrigger but all four keepers were caught with divers/ 0 dodger / and cut plug herring at 14-18 pulls. We were just north of Twin, and the best action was at 250-270' of water.

They're small but we had one that went abut 7lbs. It was great just to be out there again.

Until later...
 

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Terry,
We hit the bar at Newport this morning in my sled and trolled in 160 feet of water south of the light house. The coho were feeding in 10 feet and most were caught at 6 pulls. A lot of native fish and most of the nates were running pretty big. All of the hatchery fish were smaller, 4 to 6 pounds with 8 being the biggest. No nooks and didn't see anybody with one back at the ramp either. I'll see you at the spark plug next weekend ocean permitting. We will probably launch out of Ilwaco. Coho's beware!

Chris
 

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Good meeting ya out there bullhead, We got our limits by 11 too and cruised down to the arches for some bottomfishing. Did you hear that distress call to the CG for seasickness? Man they musta been awful sick, even asked for an escort in. I had one supercoho break my downrigger line. OK, actually I got a hit on the way down and that old style downrigger went hyperspeed on me when I grabbed my rod and the cable snapped.
 

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Nice to meet you as well Kenai. Glad to hear you got your fish. I did not hear the distress call to the CG. I stayed on 78 most of the time.

Are you guys going back out next weekend? If the conditions are good, I may run up and try it out of the Columbia. I like fishing up there, but Garibaldi is my "home port". I've run into some bad water on a couple occasions up there, so I try to avoid it, if it's not necessary. If they're catchin' out of Garibaldi, that's where I'll most likely go.

Anyway, I see you live in Hillsboro as well? I live over in the Dawson Creek area off Cornell...I ran into your fishin buddy at the gas station up by GI Joes.

Well, I'll be out of town all week, returning Friday eve. LEt me know where you'll be.

Hope to see you out there.

have a good week.
 

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I fished four on Saturday with 5 keepers. Three Coho and two chinook. We caught them deep at 30-50 pulls, and lost a nice chinook at the boat while fishing 100' down on the downrigger. Most of the time we were out from Twin rocks in 270-240 feet. Most fish were caught in the morning in 255'. Fish were kind of small but expected for this early in the season. Lots of nates (about 10), which I take as a good sign, but tough to get a limit with. Will be back next week weather permitting.

Sea's were a bigger than predicted, but luckily I had no chummers. I saw one guy chumming, perhaps he was the one calling for the coast guard escort? I didn't know they gave escorts for those kind of things.
 

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We set out the pots at 7:00AM Saturday. We were one of two crabbing at that time. Tried our luck on perch, no good. Went after gaters using Mud shrimp just B/4 low water, no good. Hit the ocean just prior to low water. Hooked 5, brought 3 to the boat and released, to many fins. That was after 2 hours on the 28 fathom line.

Back in the bay we pulled the pots and had 17 nice fat Dungey's from 4 pots. Home by 3:30 cooking crab and a great family feed that evening.

Just doesn't get any better than that. :dance:
 

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skahorse - you have to cross the bar and get about 4 miles offshore give or take to get to 250 feet of water.
 

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skahorse, we don't get real serious about fishing in the bay until mid-August and beyond. Get ready, this should be a huge fall run.
 

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Thanks for the report KHH. Quick Question for you guys. You guys are mentioning depths of over 200ft. Are you guys fishing inside the bay, or out in the ocean? I'm new to blue water fishing, and was thinking about going out to T-Bay next weekend, though, I would never venture out passed the bar, as I only have a 16ft aluminum boat. So anyways, I guess the point of this question was; A.) Are you guys catching them in the bay? Or, for that matter is anyone else? and B.) Do you have to fish at 200+ft to have any success? I don't have the equipment to get me down that far, other than just simple lead, but my rods only have 150yds of line... Please let me know. Thanks!

Skahorse.
 
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