Damn wind finally subsided on Thursday 10/8, jumped at the opportunity to make a run. Left the Manty dock ~ 11:00 AM, headed northeast and set up in ~ 220 FOW closer to TR than Manty. Surface temps were 53-54, 60' down at the probe temps were two degrees cooler; that was pretty consistent wherever we went (2 degrees cooler 50 to 60' down). Worked it good with a spread from just below the surface to down 90'. Worked in to 190, out to 250, worked south, then north. Marked perhaps 2 or 3 fish, no bait. After working that for a solid two hours, was not feeling the love. Was either going to keep trolling south and shallower, or rip & run. As forecasted, winds were calming as were the seas. So we ripped and ran.
After a nice 10 mile boat ride, set up in 500. Similar water conditions; surface temps were 54-55, two degrees cooler down 50 to 60'. Worked from 430 to 530, south, north, east, west. Marked maybe 4-5 fish, no bait. No hits, other than a 14" king we were dragging on the deep rigger / spoon when we pulled lines.
Excellent day on the water, no fish-catching. Hoping to get at least a couple of more trips in, and actually find some fish.
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