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mbarrus
08-05-2014, 03:23 PM
Hey y'all,
Made a quick trip down to Washington state this weekend and was met with killer vis and a few fish. Got into some smallish lings (just over legal-- between 24 and 29 inches) and a big cab (28 inches), along with a mess of rockfish. Always travel with someone with kitchen experience-- it makes the field cooking that much better. Just wanted to post the photos as I havent been seeing enough fish porn on here lately. Hope the vis is good and the fish are plentiful, wherever you are.
Michael

Mikedl123
08-05-2014, 04:45 PM
Right on!! I'm headed to neah Friday hope it will be as good as your trip. Where you hunting neah bay? Congrats on the fish nice shooting..

Mike

steepNdeep
08-05-2014, 06:33 PM
Right on - good haul! How was the vis? It was green snot up N. this weekend...

mbarrus
08-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Right on - good haul! How was the vis? It was green snot up N. this weekend...

Viz was 15-20 the first day, 10-15 the last two. There were some really thick clouds of little red organisms that looked like shrimp or seahorses (not that they would be up here in water this cold) and those clouds would drop the vis to zero as soon as you hit them. Anyone on here seen those or know what they are?

PM sending re: specific spots.

North Star
08-06-2014, 02:14 AM
Nice haul - and that is a pig of a cab! The clouds of organisms are probably krill. They wreck our vis down here too.

juanacity
08-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Nice cab! I've taken decent rockfish and lings from around there, but the biggest cab I've ever speared is probably only around 20 inches.

Thanks for the report, makes me want to get out there again. This has been my worst season for making it to the coast for about 4 years-bah!

Regarding the krill, I've been out when it was 40+ feet visibility in the open water but there are dense clouds around all structure that drop visibility to almost zero. It is frustrating to see big lings zipping between clouds from the surface, but have no ability to get them on the bottom.