So soon old so late smart. Again headed north of the towers and stopped in 60’ of water making bait and some hooks. Surface was 63.5 and 60 down 40 and thought too hot. Joined for today’s outing by Sidewinder and he agreed so headed east. The parade of boats in shallower from the towers to Concordia made us turn west but duh, not til 9AM.
The first bites came on 3 color Brad’s Hot Tamale/Big Al Red Red/Chart, 200 Copper Brad’s Seahawk/Big Al Silver and wire dipsy 1.5set 120loc White Flasher/grn/glow fly. We were marking nice pods of fish trolling east west 100-140’ of water. Down 50 it was 58 but had to go down to 80 to find 49. We had Sidewinder’s Stinger Blue Angel that popped 3 kings last outing on 3 color SWR down 85 that had a couple of bites early but looked like shakers that escaped. Others we talked with also not doing great and we all hoped the late AM full moon bite would be good. Pleasant seas after an early morning NE chop so willing to wait. Heard form a couple of boats that moved into 60-70 fow getting bit. We looked and could see a number of boats including a bunch of charters so headed west with 5 in the box.
When we hit 90 fow Blue Angel started its magic taking a nice Laker 5’ off the bottom followed by same when we hit 74fow. We would spend the rest of the day around 70fow on about a 2 mile north/south track. Our shallow rigs were quiet so started putting out more coppers. Two of my buddies were taking fish on the ol Blue Knight in various positions. I’ve run one or two the last 5 trips early and not a sniff. Put Mag on the 175 copper, bango. Then same on 150 copper, bango. Only have 2 mags left so put a regular on 2 Color SWR down 40 and took two. Every dog has their day. Buddy also had 3 dandy bows on 3 color dbl orange crush so I matched and nadda. The riggers were all working for a change with the Blue Knight, Blue Angel and Brad’s Black Jack/Big Al Silver. Rather than a vertical spread I took a chance with a horizontal spread running all 3 within 5 or so’ of each other, 3 color SWR 42, 2 Color SWR 40 and Big AL down 50 back 60. Thanks Sidewinder for the long leads of the ball.
I wonder how many times I’ve left bait and fish because I didn’t like the water temp? Ended with 16 for 21 and around 8 drive bys.: 12 coho, 2LT and 2 bows. Zero king bites and looking forward to some of those >20 pounders to test my knots.
Mono back 30’ red dodger/purple/blk peanut NO weight 0-0
3 color Brad’s Hot Tamale Big Al Red Red/Lazer Chartreuse 1-1
4 color Brad’s Hot Tamale Big Al Red Red/Lazer Chartreuse 0-0
5 color Mag Frozen Pox 0-0 Brad’s Hot Tamale Big Al Red Red/Lazer Chartreuse 1-1
8 color Blue Knight 0-0 Brad’s Seahawk/Big Al Silver/blue 1-2
150 copper Blue Knight 1-1
175 copper Blue Knight 1-1
200 copper Brad’s Shamrock/Big Al Silver 1-2
300 copper Brad’s Shamrock/Big Al Silver 1-1
Dipsy 3 set 30-60 lo c Brad’s Hot Tamale 1-1
Dipsy 3 set red dodger/grn/gold fly 0-1
Dipsy 1.5 80-200 White flasher/Grn/glow fly and various other combos 1-1
Rigger 30-40 2 color SWR various spoons nadda until reg Blue Knight 2-2
Rigger 40-70 nadda until Brad’s Black Jack/Big Al Silver 1-1
Rigger 60-85 3 Color SWR Stinger Blue Angel 5-7