Arrived at the Manty dock around 2:00 PM Friday 8-23, unfortunately were greeted by building white-caps from the NE. Ran north along the shore until we hit the TR harbor, then took a 90 degree heading and set up in 220. Ended up trolling with the waves until sunset, ended up ~ 6 miles south of Manty in 120.
Put a nice ~ 12 pound rainbow in the box on a spoon down 80 on a rigger in 145 about straight out of Manty. One ~ 5 pound bow on a 5 color orange spoon in ~ 180, lost a similar fish on a similar 5 color rig same depth.
About 67-68 on the surface everywhere. Ran probe rigger down from 45 to 55 most of the trip; probe temperature varied from 50 to 63 at that depth. Once we got inside of 145, the temp. 55 down stayed above 60 degrees.
As we were on the home stretch going from 140 to 120, ran into a gob of ~ 10 inch Kings. Released as quickly as we could.
All hits on spoons.
Sea flees pretty bad, gobbing up the riggers. No issues with copper and lead core.
Saw no other trailers in lot at Manty, or boats out of Manty. Looked like one boat out of TR, working a similar depth as us (180-ish).
Great afternoon/evening with good friends, fishing less than stellar. Enjoyed some fine pizza at The Buffalo before heading back home.
Will be back at it again, not sure when. Time to take a long boat ride out deep I think...