Garibaldi coho and crab Aug 7th and 8th

Had a friend, Steve, from work fish with me Saturday morning. We left the dock at about 5:30 a.m. with the navigation lights on. Headed out to 240’ off of Twin Rocks and started trolling SW. It did not take long for us to get our four hatchery coho, I do not think we even touched a native, but we did lose a few fish, which is very common with coho fishing. We were using Spinfish Lemon Head Glow, a 3.0 and a 4.0. Both sizes appear to work equally well. We fished from 23’ to 35’ on the line counter, mostly at 35’. It was a great day, and we were back to the dock by 10:00 a.m. or so. We did not drop crab pots, only fishing on this day.

On Saturday night, my friends Jeff and Inna came down, and we left the docks again about 5:30 a.m. The water had gotten very cold, 48 or 49 degrees overnight, and this did affect the fishing. We started at about 180’ with no luck then tried 240’ and 320’, all with limited success. We ended the day with five hatchery coho, and released several natives. We were using Spinfish fishing from 19’ to 45’ on the line counter. We did drop 3 crab pots and were quite pleased to find 32 keeper crab in them! The crabbing is definitely improving. We are coming up on a month with an R in it, which are supposed to be the best months for crabbing. The pots were dropped in about 40’ of water halfway between the North Jetty and Twin Rocks.
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