Thanks to everyone who post reports. I've not been able to fish much this season, it's great to at least be able to read about what's going on.
Father Don told me he needs a salmon for this coming weekend before mass Sunday, so that compelled me to take a solo PM run. Can't mess with the Big Guy.
Left the Manty dock ~ 3:00 PM. Took a 60 degree heading into the waves and had a fun 9 mile run in the cat. Put the temperature probe down and found in the 60's all the way down to 70 feet. It hit 53 at 90, so I figured I'd set all of my three lines deep.
Went to grab the must-run blue bubble Spin Doctor and noticed I left all of my flashers in the garage. That told me I'd be running a spoon program today .
Ran a deep rigger, a 250 copper, and a 300 copper. Worked from almost straight out of TR to a little south of Manty, 140 - 180. Around 6:00 PM the 300 copper with a magnum blue flounder pounder screamed. It was a big one, because it made a very long initial run (which requires a big fish with all of that copper). I happened to be trolling into the waves at the time, had an epic ~ 15 minute battle. Got it to within about 40 feet of the boat, and the hooked pulled free. Never saw it, it was a big one. That fish hit in 145 straight out of Manty.
Worked in as far as 130 as the sun set, not another bump.
Go get 'em.