9/8 Tuna Report. Bruce catches our first tuna on a fly, plus fishing actually got better.
I keep saying fishing can't get any better, but it keeps getting better.
Today we ran back to the south side of the Astoria Canyon and started looking for jumpers.
We didn't see any so we started trolling west.
One of our crew spotted a HUGE patch, like 3-400, of birds sitting on the water.
We slid in and tossed some bait.
Every bait that went into the water after that got bit.
We had fish flashing off the transom from the get go.
Bruce busted out the fly rod and pretty quickly caught our FIRST TUNA ON A FLY.
Not our first tuna on a flyrod, as we have cheated in the past and used a flyrod with live bait.
Bruce actually got a fish to hit a hook with nothing but feathers on it.
We caught fish on a cedar plug dangled in the water (me), swimbaits dangled, not casted or jigged, and of course, live bait.
We wore our crew out pretty good and then busted out the jackpole.
Everyone took a turn on the jackpole and we were beyond plugged and headed in.
We left late and still plugged the boat well before noon.
I don't know how it could get any better, but I hope it does.
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