Clark and crew ran deep west and got ZERO strikes.
Clark saw the writing on the wall and ran in to bottom fish, so the day would not be a waste.
Every charter report I got today was zero fish.
Clark saw tuna on the sonar down deep, but they would not come up and play.
We are sitting out tuna for a few days unless we get a good report.
Bad reports started coming around 3 from other charters.
Lots of one and two fish reports.
Clark and crew ended up with 7.
The fish were puking up squid, which means they are probably down deep eating squid.
Let't hope it picks up tomorrow.
We had a mix up with a cancellation and had 6 seats to fill in 4 hours.
We got 4 takers and Clark and Nancy, his wife, filled out the trip.
We ran back to where Clark left them yesterday and it was game on right away.
After a couple of hours of very good fishing, it died.
We trolled for 3 hours or so with nada.
Around 3:20 it lit up again and then died.
We ended up with 29, which is a great score any day and a really great score considering the "sporty" conditions.
We are shut down due to wind until Tuesday, but Clark should be at it again then.
It took awhile to get it done, but Clark and crew are running in with 36 tuna, including a bluefin.
Three kids caught their first tuna today and I am pretty sure they had a blast.
We are running again in the AM.
Captain Clark and Mike P (Captain Piazza) got a late start due to the big ebb.
They did not leave until 9.
They trolled around with the fleet and Clark decided to head south.
They got bit as soon as the jigs went in and it was WFO.
It does not get any better than that .
Clark and Mike P are at it agin in the AM.
We left late to avoid the ebb and crossed a lumpy bar around 9.
We put in lines at 11:28 and had a double by 11:30.
It was dead for the next two hours, even though we were marking tons of fish and bait balls 15-25 feet down.
We trolled west towards the dumping grounds and around 2:30 a triple on the troll turned into fish boiling off the stern.
The fish were on and off the bite, but our crew did a great job and put 29 tuna on the deck.
Captain Clark and Mike P are at in the AM.
I just got a text from Clark that he found a good pile of fish.
Lots of conversion issues, but they ended up with 20.
That is all I know.
The wind was blowing hard so we went bottom fishing. Limits of lings and bottom fish. Mark Coleman found good numbers of tuna off the Columbia River before the wind picked up.
The last three days the wind has been blowing pretty hard, so Clark went bottom fishing instead and his crews limited out on nice sized lingcod and bottom fish three days in a row.
Clark has the bottom fishing really dialed in- we are going to start offering it as an option on the days when the ocean won't let us run for tuna- the spot we fish in is fairly protected so sometimes it will work when offshore won't.
Our good buddy, Mark Coleman of Allrivers Charters, snuck out before the wind blew up and had very good tuna fishing in the Astoria Canyon.
Clark and Mike are at it with our first tuna charter on Tuesday.
I will post up as report then.
The usual suspects headed deep SW.
We got one triple and one single on the troll, and that was it.
El Jefe was 40 miles south of us and was in the high teens.
Lots of triple digit reports from commercial boats 90 miles SW of Ilwaco.
They will be here in good numbers very soon.
I just got a report from Mark Coleman of Allrivers Charters.
One of his boats got into them pretty good around 45 miles off Ilwaco.
The full report should be up tonight:
Clark, John, Mike, Darrel and I are headed west Friday to see if we can find a few.