Drachir, we fished lower end of Catapiller island today from sun-up til 2:30. We anchored with kwiki's nothing. :depressed: Saw 2 nates on the bank and 2 others from trollers. Slow day :shrug: about 30 or so boats in the area.Talked to CaptDan & Baitboy at the ramp they didn't have anything either. Will try again tomarrow. Good luck wherever you go.
I was trolling around watching the hoglines today from 1PM to about 4:30PM. I don't know what the tides were etc. so it may have been the slow time or the hot time. Maybe some Ifishers were in those lines and can give you an all day report.
Below Green 33 channel marker, I saw about 4 fish caught in the first hogline. They were in about 30 feet of water and all looked to be using green Kwikfish. The boats I saw catching were on the outside of the line.
I saw a bankie with one fish right above this hogline.
I marked fish also out in 40 feet and the fish I was marking were all around 30 feet. Maybe troll with the downrigger?
I was test trolling my fake herring gizmo. No test results <grin>. SpongeBob wrapped Kwikfish tomorrow.
Friday's tides will be high around noon, and outgoing all afternoon. So while you were out there Brian, it should have been the heart of the outgoing tide. Where is marker 33?
We were thinking about launching @ Longview and fishing downriver from there, but up for debate!!
Drachir, if you launch at Longview, go upriver of the willow grove launch and fish the Oregon side just down from Dibblee. Wed, 3 boats 17 takedowns with a few coming home. I didn't get out then but heard this secondhand for what it's worth. 18' of water. Myself, I'm going down along bachelor again and trolling herring. That was the hot ticket today as the hoglines pretty much were just sitting ducks today. I left at one so don't know what happened on the afternoon tide. :cheers: