I am new to the forum but not new to finding fish! I bought a world cat a little over a year ago and have been using in a constant effort to keep my freezer packed with all of the delicious flavors of the northwest. We found the cat out in Rhode Island and shipped it cross country to seattle. Soon after getting it out here, she got a face lift with a new pair of Suzuki 175's. They are the quietest and smoothest running motors that I have seen. Other than a change in seating layout and some new cushions, she was in pretty good shape. Although, some new electronics might be in our future.
Most recently we have been keeping the boat out on the coastal town of Westport. Between the spring and summers on the coast, fall in the sound, and winters in the San Juans and Canada, we are able to fish pretty much year round.
We brought the boat down to Westport in May when Halibut and other bottom fish opened. Although the season only lasts about 4 days before the quota is met and the season closed, we were able to get out twice and find boat limits of nice 20-30Lb hali's. The end of may brought the beginning of salmon season. For the first time in as long as I've been fishing here, the season is open 7 days a week with a limit of two fish per day. When we fish salmon, we are only running about 10 miles out of the harbor and fishing in 40-100 feet of water. Our go to rigs are divers with herring or spoons run back a few feet. The action is so hot right now that we have been getting back to the docks most days before noon with boat limits of Chinook and coho. Additionally, Albacore has just started to get really good. We generally run 20-50 miles for tuna. With this warm water the fish have been up here in big numbers. Last weekend we finished fishing at 11am with more fish than the three of us knew what to do with.
Below is the proof---
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