Clark and I went right back to the same spot today.
The light switch had been flipped and the birds and the jumpers were gone.
We ran into small schools of fish that would come up for a few minutes and then go down.
We ended up more than half plugged with BIG tuna- only two were under 20 lbs.
Clark is sitting out the wind for a few days and at it again soon.
Clark just texted me "WFO, beyond plugged".
They hooked over 100 tuna in 5 bait stops.
Coleman said it was WFO for his guys out of WP.
I just talked to another buddy who got 7 TONS so far today!!!
I can't wait to go fishing in the AM.
The ocean was a bit nicer than the day before, but far from nice.
We ran out to the same area and did not see some signs of life.
We got a couple troll fish and that was it.
Other boats around us did a lot better, it was just one of those days where we were always in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Clark is sitting out the wind today, but headed out Thursday when the ocean looks flat.
I just heard from Clark that it is pretty snotty out there.
They found jumpers and fish, but could not get them go big time.
Tomorrow looks nicer and Clark and I are at it in the AM.
We fished the forecast. Coleman fished the ocean and was done by 9 AM . We are now booking October trips.
The forecast looked kind of crappy, so we cancelled.
Whenever we do this, Mark Coleman slaughters them and today was no exception.
Mark was plugged by 9:00- the fished moved in, they are now within 40 miles and moving east.
We have opened up bookings for October and still have a few dates left.
I am pretty sure Mark does too.
I just got a text from Clark that it was "WFO x 4, beyond plugged."
They absolutely crushed it today.
El Jefe out of Garibaldi did the same, as did Mark Coleman's boats out of Westport.
The giant mass of fish that the commercial guys have been following east finally showed up.
We ran 65 miles SW where Clark got into them they night before.
We saw jumpers a few times and slid in on them, but they would not play.
We converted a troll fish into a WFO bait stop with fish boiling off the stern, but lost a few fish and they went down.
We had another good shot at them and had them boiling, but, for no reason, they went down.
It was a great day, on a great ocean with a great crew.
Clark and Mike are out there today and if our intel is right, they should do very well today.
A buddy has been killing them this month and has followed them in from the 129 to the 126 and that is where the boat is headed today.
Too bad the wind is coming up just as the fish are moving in in BIG numbers.
Clark started out real slow at 45.20 x 125.20.
He trolled NW around 4 PM.
It went WFO around 5 and he ended up with 35 fish, including one on the fly.
That is all I know.
Clark went deep SW with a crew that has plugged the boat before and they did it again.
It went WFO on two bait stops and they were done.
I just got a Sat Phone text that they are plugged with BIG tuna and running in.
That is all I know.
Clark apparently does not get enough fishing in on Shake N Bake, so he and his wife went sturgeon fishing with Lacey and Kevin Newell.
Clark said fishing was unreal, as they boated 25 sturgeon, including 5 green sturgeon.
The nice thing about sturgeon is that you don't get weathered out, the run in 10 minutes, and nobody pukes.
We are pretty much booked out for tuna, but Kevin Newell still has a few dates left and is and excellent fisherman and has the fastest charter boat in the NW.