just back from 4 day trip tp nootka. NW has been blowing a lot. On first day, (thursday) wasn't able to go outside, howling thasis winds . fishing was slow. fri wind dropped off in AM so out to Bajo, Had a slab on for some time, then lost (treble hooks broke apart) got a 44lb hali, then wind up so back inside. Most boats were up at camel rock, san carlos ,the wall area. not much of evening bite. fri. with strong inflows.
Sat wind dropped, headed back outside, to bajo. It appears fish have arrived. started fishing 7am, longest gap with out a hit was one hr, when we moved down the reef. got 7 springs in boat up to 25lb , most were 18-20lb, lost 11 had 5 violent head thrashers up to boat and lost 5 due to broken eagle claw trebles. Codfather was beside us most of the day. Upon returning to cabin, the other boats had got 15 fish so overall good day for most. Radio finally had a lot of chatter
Sadly thou, boat behind us, had a heart attack, and I beleive I heard he died... weather was fine sunday and fishing ok, we caught another one on way home. so 10 salmon, one hali and prawns. Using anchovies, when slow we tried spoons and plugs. Got hali on anchovie dragging bottom. critter said things quite good,
overall very happy