It was a HUGE exchange, so Captain Clark told us to sleep in and meet at the boat at 11:00.
We ran south to Cannon beach and got into fish right away.
It was not red hot, but pretty steady and we landed around 50 fish and kept around 30, including limits of lingcod.
A great day of fishing on a great ocean.
Captain Clark and the crew kept the limits streak going and limited out on halibut again today.
The quota is almost reached, so my guess is that halibut will be shut down around the 13th of June.
Captain Clark and the crew headed south at 25 knots on a great ocean.
Cannon Beach did not let them down and the crew got their limits of lings and bottom fish.
Our streak of good days at Cannon Beach just keeps getting longer and we are not complaining.
Clark is going deep for halibut tomorrow and the forecast looks great.
The forecast was not great and a lot of boats stayed tied to the dock or turned around, but Captain Clark wanted to fish, so he headed west.
The wind was blowing pretty good, which makes halibut fishing pretty hard, but Clark and the crew stayed at it until they had their halibut and some big lings.
Captain Clark is at it again this weekend and the forecast looks much better.
Only a few more weeks until tuna.
The forecast was looking a little sporty offshore, but great at Cannon Beach (it almost always is) so Clark and the crew headed south for some bottom fish and lings.
The descender got a workout today, but the crew killed it and came home with limits of bottom fish and ling cod.
We have yet to have a slow day bottom fishing as there is always action for some kind of bottom fish- after tuna, it is my favorite fishing.
Clark will be at it again next week for halibut and bottom fish.
Clark, Wally, John and the crew headed west today for our first trip of the year.
The weather did not look super, but they got it done.
Limits of halibut and some big lings.
Clark and John are at it again Sunday if the weather holdsl
The crew picked a miserable day with 20 knots of wind and sheets of rain, but the Badger fired up and performed like a champ.
Considering this is the first time she has left the dock since a HUGE refit, things wen't pretty well.
Ken and the crew plan on doing a shakedown this week and if all goes well, we should have a pretty good idea of the Badger's cruise speed.
My guess is 29 knots, but that is based on weight, HP and TQ, I might be high by a couple of knots as she has a deeper V than Shake N Bake.
Shake N Bake is set for her first charter this Wednesday and Captain Clark could not be happier to get back on the water.
It has been way too long since a fish has hit the deck.
Shake N Bake is finally back in the water and ready to fish! We are booking shared boat charters for halibut. Book your spot now.
The COVID and kidney stones laid up the guys who were working on out bow thruster and a few systems, but they were back in action this week and Clark and Mike P splashed her.
She is 100% ready to go and fishing reports should be popping up soon.
We are going to add some shared boat trips for bottom fish, halibut, and salmon, so stay tuned.
Shake N Bake is almost back in the water, the Badger is close too, plus 100% of the crew will be 100% vaccinated by 4/22.
Clark has been working hard on getting Shake N Bake back in the water, but the guy rebuilding our bow thruster ended up in the hospital and another one of the guys got COVID, so we are a few weeks behind schedule.
The Badger refit is picking up steam and they are just waiting for some parts to come in so they can get her in the water for a shakedown run.
Most importantly, all of us agreed that tuna fishing is a contact sport that we are not going to play without being fully vaccinated against COVID, so all of us have had round one and are scheduled for round 2 in the next 10 days.
Please get vaccinated so you keep us, your family, and other anglers on the boat safe and healthy.
As per usual, Clark is fishing while I am stuck in Portland.
Clark said bottom fishing is excellent right now.
We are going to splash Shake N Bake at the end of the month.
We start running bottom fishing trips on 4/10 and will run them until tuna show up.
I can't wait.