"I always find the fish, so don't fxxx with me". Billy Tyne.
Not quite a perfect storm, but we did get beat up pretty good.
Left the Manty pierheads at 6:45 AM. Found solid rollers with some chop from the SE. Anticipating the wind blowing from the west, decided to run out deep to get after it as long as we could.
Got pretty sloppy the deeper we got, set up in 200 due east of Manty, started setting up going with the waves to the north. 49 degree water from surface down to 65, from 70 to 80 it dropped from 50 to 43 and thats where the fish were.
Set the starboad rigger with a flasher fly, and the port rigger with a green dolphin down 84. Before we could get anymore lines in, a hot 13 pound king smoked the dolphin. We picked up two more kings and and released a laker as we trolled noth. Waves were building, pulled our six lines and ran south to where we started for one more run. Put two kings in the box on the second run. Wind now smoking from the west. Two foot rollers from the SE, two foot chop from the west, like being in a washing machine. Three kings 12-13 pounds, two smaller ones. All kings hit the green dolphin down 84 on the rigger. One laker released on a green/green flasher fly down 70. With a great two hour flurry, the seas getting nasty, and the BL waiting to be consumed, we headed back to port.
Ended with a fine lunch at Shooters. Nothing like quality old fashionds at 11:30 in the morning
Hoping for at least one more trip. There is some good fishing to be had.