Today was the chinook opener and we were a little nervous that it might suck.
It started out slow because we were in the wrong spot, but thanks to help from some buddies we ran north and we were in them right away.
We got our limits pretty quickly.
Great ocean, great crew, and great fishing.
Chinook fishing should only get better from here.
We ran down to Cannon Beach early today and fished 150 FOW around 5 miles south of the lighthouse.
The ling cod bite was unreal.
Lots of doubles and triples.
We probably landed 60 in 2 hours and could have landed 100 if we did not move to get away from them.
The bottom fishing was slow plus there are a lot of no no fish that you have to throw back right now, so we only ended with 12 or so bottom fish.
I have been told that bottom fishing is a little slow due to the big balls of krill we were seeing on the sonar.
The ride home was like driving through a 15 knot car wash, but not too bumpy.
It was a little bit windy and there was a huge exchange, so we slept in and left at 11:00.
We ran down to Cannon Beach and got into the ling cod right away.
The bite would go on and off throughout the day- we ended up with around 40 fish kept limits of the bigger lincod and a few bottom fish.
Clark and I are at it again soon for chinook fishing.
Captain Clark and crew ran back to the honey hole and picked up limits of halibut plus assorted rockfish.
The best news is that Clark said the water was blue and warm- only a few more weeks until tuna.