We decided to try the early shallow bite setting lines around 4AM 35 fow. We had 5 lines in and mono board #3 glow J fires, then 3 color mag glow Orange Easter Egg followed by 25’ rigger and mag Fuzzy Bluetail. JPlug first to the net then the other two got crossed and cut off the 3 color. Landed the rigger fish and could see my lighted board and no other boats around so pulled the dipsy and chased it down. Lucky we didn’t have much left in the water so made some crazy turns and managed to net the boat. Hand lined the fish to the boat and it straightened out the swivel before we could get it into net range.
We starting resetting and mono #3J fired again before we could get them out. Doubled with Mag Blue Knight 20’ rigger. Got them in and 3 color Grey Ghost J followed by 5 color Bluetail. Doubled again with Bluetail rigger and mono #3J but mono J escaped. 4 color Mag Blue Knight next then 40loc smoke dodger/Seahawk. I didn’t get all the lines set until 6AM and only 2 bites after that. It was a great start and a beautiful day and my crew was happy to keep trolling looking at the bait and frequent hooks waiting for one more to bite. If it’s only chins in the neighborhood some days they just won’t go again until evening so last 4 hrs not a bump. Ended 10 for 12 all chinooks.
Figuring where we fished would not be an option for Saturday moved to Bender and launched at 0345. We tried 45fow early then into 30’ and finally 18’ down to just short of Wind PT. Turned back and worked 35fow and didn’t get out first bite until 0920 by power plant, a nice bow on 25’ on a Kirk Harm’s multi-taped Kevorkian. Shortly the other rigger took a nice king on Blue Knight and then NBK took another bow 3set 70loc. 3 color Mag Orange Easter Egg a brown then 5 color Hud missed something. Full moon fishing, nothing during prime time and 5 hours of nadda then 4/5 in <1hour. We picked up a nice 12# brown on 3 color Raider double crush orange. Then the gusts up to 30mph out of the NW got to be a bit much. We were sure happy to be near shore and landing was to the south.
The #3 Js were extended glows that I painted and glow a color similar to the Blue Knight. I took some of my mag glows and Js into a dark room and black lit then and picked out those that looked a lot like Blue Knight. I don’t know why that color is so hot but it is. I just wish I could remember where I bought the glow paint a few yrs ago.
There was a lot of bait and hooks in the shallows early that didn’t bite. Despite all the west winds the water was warmer than previous days and those who fished near Wind Point said it slowed fishing. Hard to figure how that happened but probably currents. Fishing was not what we hoped for and about the same for others. For multiple reasons crew and I elected to skip Brew City and headed home.