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FatCat
09-04-2006, 09:49 AM
My bro and I went out on the Fish-On Sunday afternoon. We limited on lings and had fat bags of quilbacks, olives, chinas, and blues. I hooked into five lings, with two of them double hitchhiking and popping off five feet below the boat. The third I gave to someone who had none.

Salmon action has died at the Fort, with the Fish-On only catching one small 21" salmon yesterday morning. I don't know if they have moved on or are just too full to bite: the rockies were puking up chovies left and right. Regardless, it looks like the Fish-On is hanging up on the salmon season.

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keciga1
09-04-2006, 09:53 AM
Nice ling, too bad the Salmon were not biting. Thanks for the report.

Redwine
09-04-2006, 12:32 PM
Hey Fatcat,

Great looking ling!!

Where along the coast did you catch him, and at what depth??

Fort_Bragger
09-04-2006, 03:22 PM
Way to go FC. *That is truly sad news about the Salmon. *I had some of my best days last year at this time in shallow water off ten mile. *I'm a diehard. *I may give trolling a try this next weekend. *There has been some decent action up Shelter Cove way. *If the water is as flat as it appears it was this weekend, the Cove is less than an hour away at WOT. *I was hoping to have another day like you and I had, when Nogimmies was up and fished with Bob a few weeks back. *Nice pictures............Ben.

Rusty_Hooks
09-04-2006, 03:30 PM
Nice job FatCat...beautiful fish...thanks for the pics ;)

AllFishNoWork
09-04-2006, 06:04 PM
Nice looking ling!

FatCat
09-04-2006, 10:46 PM
We were fishing off McKerricher (sorry for butchering the spelling) pretty dang deep: 170 ft or so. There were a bunch of suspended blues 20-70ft, however. Don was scooting around to a number of very small points. We would hit one, drift it once or twice, then move on to another.

Ben, the swell was a calm as could be yesterday. 3ft or even less, I would say. Very nice. It is supposed to pick up during the week but I haven't heard about the weekend. If you need a fishing partner this weekend I will be around. I think Shelter Cove would be a good move. My buddy slayed them out of Trinidad this weekend. Maybe we can conjur up a little more of that luck of the Irish!

Redwine
09-05-2006, 01:45 PM
Fat Cat,

Thanks for the info!!!