Dad and I started out the morning fishing for perch in the harbor by the boat. A few fish in there, but not in heavy yet, we got 4 or 5 fish. At 0800 we hopped in the boat and headed out.
Nothing happening inside, so we pointed the boat North and started trolling offshore, found a nice pocket of active fish between the 24 line and the 26 line, ended up 4/6 with 2 nice teenage kings and 2 steelhead landed. Kings were around 12 and 14-15 lbs and one nice chunky steelhead around 6-7 lbs. Nice to catch silver kings this time of year.
All rigger/spoon bite steelie stomper stinger took both kings on the 60' rigger and lazer spooked NK28 blue thunder took both steelies on the 50' rigger.
Temps were crazy, we had 65deg down 50 feet and still 64 deg at 100 feet, the teenage kings were way up out of temp in the 65 deg water.
The steelie had a right pectoral fin clip. I thought the only steelhead the DEC was fin clipping were the skamanias, but this fish was clearly not a skam, looked more like a domestic bow. Interesting coloration on the bow, very, very lightly spotted.
Dad with the 15 lb teenager
East wind kicked up and made it a little snotty out there, but all in all, not a bad day for us, it sounded on the radio like most struggled out there today.