One year later

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What a difference a year makes. Last year it was sunshine flat ocean conditions and you could not keep the fish off your line. South beach was a busy place to be tuna salmon and bottom fish filled the cleaning stations. This year cold, clowdy drizzel, bummpy ocean and the cleaning stations are almost always clear. Went out today about 14 miles and beat the water for 6 hours released one native and and one fish made off with our gear. Fewer boats going out and busy is not a word I would use to discribe this place. It might get a little busy Friday and Saturday as Halibut is open. Oh well I refueled the boat and we will be back out there tomorrow. I do enjoy being out on that ocean.;)
 
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Wow know the weather this year has been almost dismal ,hope that somehow conditions will improve for you , guess thats just fishin , better luck to ya tomorrow !
 
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the ocean will be kind to you my friend,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,if not come fish the deschutes with me
 
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That urge to be out on the ocean is getting stronger....especially when halibut is mentioned......
 
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The thermos is filled with coffee we are headed back out. Report to follow I'm thinking big Chinook!
 
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Looking forward to the fishing report! and possibly an ocean report? like swell hieghts to!
 
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6 hours fishing one native coho (Big Fat Fish) released, one small chinook shaker shook loose. Foggy so reduced speed and long run out. Swells 4 to 5 feet 8 second interval was about 8 seconds. No real wind wave. The ODFW checker said she only saw 12 keeper salmon today. That was at about 4:30pm. Not too many boats out as compared to last year. Tonight the hoards showd up for this weekends Halibut fishery. Nice to see the place busy for the sake of the businesses here. Oh yes you bet I'm headed out again tomorrow. Even if I'm not catching fish It's great to be on the ocean with my hot coffee and pipe (That would be a tobacco pipe) knowing that at any moment that rod can slam down with a big ol' chinook or some crazy jumping coho!;)
 
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Man I was even trying to take my 12'er out this year before all my bad luck but every time i was thinking on going the weather wasn't in my favor and my window of fishable sea isn't very big. Hope things pick up for everyone out there and hearing all these dismall reports don't make feal so bad for not making it out.
 
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Finally got into them. Landed 5 fat coho 4 were hatcheries on non hatchery. Ran about 12 miles out and fished in 280 feet of water out about 17 pulls. Lots of fun see fresh siver rip across the water. Pictures to come when we fin the down load cable to the camera. Foggy on the way out and swells but not much wind!;)
 
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Sweet man good to here that you got into some after some not so successful trips.
 
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Finally got into them. Landed 5 fat coho 4 were hatcheries on non hatchery. Ran about 12 miles out and fished in 280 feet of water out about 17 pulls. Lots of fun see fresh siver rip across the water. Pictures to come when we fin the down load cable to the camera. Foggy on the way out and swells but not much wind!;)

Right on glad to hear you found em !!
 
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thanks for the reports! I'm glad the fish are there! but the big numbers need to come so i can book my guided salmon ocean trip!! keep the updats coming, they are helping not only me but the other OFFers out too!!
 
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Now that I found them, I have to take a short time out to run up to Astoria for a wedding. Be back out there fishing on Monday.
 
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Here are a few pictures from the slim pickings this year. Pic are from 8-5-10 Went out this Friday 8-27-10 fished for seven hours. One keeper, several non clipped fish and a few lost. The fog was thick in the morning but burned off in the afternoon and it was beautifull out there. Saturday the wind was up and a small craft advisory was up so it was a no go.:(
 
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Here is a fresh fish that is ready for the knife then the bar-b-q. We stopped by the Oregon Oyster farm on the way home and I had oysters grilling to go along with this coho for dinner. This one was from 8-27-10.
 
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Looks like a blast man! I might have to bribe you for a seat. Will $20 work just like it worked on all those traffic stops?? ;)
 
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Looks like a blast man! I might have to bribe you for a seat. Will $20 work just like it worked on all those traffic stops?? ;)

The season ends Sept 6th. But next year when I'm not doing the farm thing I'll take you out on the big blue ocean. I'll be spending more time on the water fishing. Oh I never did work the traffic division strickly a street guy.;)
 
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