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2016FishingUpdate

Fishing Update – Week 7 (July 24 – July 30, 2016)

The big story this week was weather. We had rain for the first three days and stormy seas. The temperature dropped and people stayed bundled. With any storm, the fishing changes and salmon can be elusive. Despite the weather our guests prevailed and the fish boxes filled quickly.

Halibut moved in schools. We saw a few over 100 pounds. It was a week where one could not say which waypoint yielded the best results. I fished NoMan’s with Doc on Friday and found a nice 40 pounder. Someone else found a 190 pounder that same day on Pixie.

Salmon started the week strong and guests did well in the usual places. As the storm intensified, salmon fishing tapered off and didn’t pick back up until the end of the week. One interesting phenomena was that after the storm there were large schools of very small silvers. They were probably only about 6 inches long and were unable to pull lines free from the downrigger. Barry complained about catching 30 of them but not knowing they were on his line so he had to check it every 5 minutes & release them.

Jorge replaced George on the dock about midweek and then at the end of the week we were surprised to see George return. We were mistaken about who the Orcas consumed last week. The Orcas are still in the area and were working over another sea lion recently by the Green Buoy so maybe they will come visit again.

It was a wet and fabulous week at Doc’s. Bookings for 2017 and 2018 are well underway. Give us a call at the office in Utah (801-298-8060) to reserve your next adventure to Doc’s. I hope to see you “reel” soon.

-Mark

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