Tried my luck at trolling tidewater Sunday. Headed down to Reedsport. Turned out there was a salmon derby going on so to say there were 50 boats trolling the strech we were fishing is probably an understatement. Couple guys talked sh*t about my little boat as we first got in. Only seen a few boats in my size class all of witch had more horse power than me. Seen a lot of nets hit the water but never mine. Everyone we talked to had seen some action but not us. Maybe it was our over brine herring that was radioactive chartrouse in color. Ended up tossing them over and getting some fresh herring but still no luck. It was windy and wet but we had raingear so it wasn't to bad but had to bail out a lot of water throughout the day. Seemed like everyone was getting three passes to my one. And when guys were blasting back up seemed like there were staying and laffing at us. Only a few people out there seemed to be friendly. Must have been as*hol*'s weekend in reedsport because they all seemed to be there. toughed it out from first legal until 5 ish without any luck at all. Wish i had a fish finder maybe if we knew the depth we would have done better. Seem that after we found bottom it wold get deeper and we weren't in the zone or it would get shallow and we would get our gear all fouled up. And with the wind and all the other boats it was had to hit the same line each time we made a pass. but it was my first attempt and i won't get discouraged. Allready planning an all out ful assault on the Siuslaw this weekend. And the two guys who came out with me had more heart than any of those guys out in there $30,000+ boats who wouldn't have braved the wind and rain for a chance at a salmon and made sure that we knew that they thought they were better than us because they had a bigger boat. Just wish I could have had some fish to put in there faces at the boat ramp. Next time I will.