August 7-2010

Largest Chinook : 48lbs.
Largest Halibut : 65lbs.

The past few days have been a roller coaster for fishing.  It was the age old story of being at the right place at the right time.  Those who experienced the bites to be had, although short did really well where as those who chased the big boys in the Honey Hole(which is the place to be right now for the big guys) maybe didn't land as many fish.  The "Farside" or west entrance of the Darkside was where the vast majority of the Chinook were caught this last trip, also Arnie's Hole was another great little place to experience some of the better bites in the morning.  The Honey Hole however, seemed to hold all the "pigs", biggest landed in there was 48 pounds, but there were numerous fish lost over the past couple of days which dwarved the 48 pounder, and most right beside the boat after the angler had a good look at it.  I am sure there were countless solitary tears running down the cheeks of the fishermen, but it does make for a great fish story.  The more successful methods for catching Chinook in the "Farside" have been running flasher spoon rigs, color varied by the fishermen.  The Honey Hole was best approached cut plugging either with slide weights or clipping it on the downrigger and going down 35 to 40 feet.  The Coho action has been pretty consistent all over the map, but there definitely was better bites had up at #6 on the east side of Rennison Island.

The offshore fishing was pretty much dead due to the huge Northwesterly swells which were left over from weeks of getting hammered by strong winds.  The last few days were calm as could be on the inside of the islands which made for perfect Halibut and Salmon fishing conditions.  The Pinnacle or #1 buoy again was on fire producing countless Halibut over 50#.