Set up in the dark 70fow east of N Gap and no bites until enough light we didn’t need lights on the Off Shore boards. First to go a real screamer on first time in the water 150 copper rig and Brad’s spotted cow. It buried the board and just kept pulling out of sight. When the board came back into view 60’ rigger white dodger/ Brad’s Happee Meal bouncing with a shaker king. Meanwhile the 8 color Mag Blue Knight fired and we got the board off then part way back the fish fell off. A minute later 40’ rigger white dodger Brad’s Purple Frog another howler. We are still working the 150 copper fish and near the boat gets into a wire dipsy. I was able to get that undone but then into the rigger fish and after all that work 150 copper fish lost to a cut line. Before I could get the rigger fish in the net 120loc Wire Dipsy white dodger/Spotted cow rips out to over 400’. Poor guy who worked the 150 had to tackle that one but learned in the process how to handle fish bigger than bass and not get totally worn out.
With a start like that I thought we were into a great day but only 3 more bites when we moved out to 95fow with 71 surface and 55 down 60. Two kings on 200 copper Big Al Flasher chrome lazer/Brad’s Wonderbread and 150 copper with Spotted Cow, our first coho in awhile and a little over 9#. Hope more of them start showing. It was getting a little bouncy from the NNW and a ripping current from the south making fishing more of a challenge. We could see lightning to the far south and when a friend’s wife came on the radio reporting something might be coming at us we cut the day short.
The 4 chinooks were hens with eggs, 2 with and 2 without adipose fins. Interesting to see fish with an adipose fin present starting to turn color and still on our side of the lake. I hope that’s a trend that continues.
I’m not sure when I’ll get out again. Just before getting in the truck to drive home I caught my foot on the trailer tongue and awkwardly fell on my left shoulder. ER visit once home and no fractures. Ortho will look at me tomorrow regarding ligaments. Dang just when the fish were showing up again. Even the bluegills for now are safe.