08-07-2012, 11:36 AM
Aug 8th 3 years ago was my best day off the Q's and i was all alone.That said i think it was just luck and would say it's to early especially considering how late everything seems this year.
08-07-2012, 12:32 PM
Nothing for me yesterday @ SB & Gerald.
08-07-2012, 03:18 PM
BRS are you one of the lucky ones with two of those?
And Seafever, I would gladly say something about the fishing, except that all of my days lately have been exactly like today was. Less than poor.
08-07-2012, 10:50 PM
Went out for a quick fish off french creek before the lightning scared us off. What a great show! Made up for the lack of action on the water. Caught two 6" springs on the same 4" coyote spoon, one of which was bitten in half from a doggie. No decent strikes, and only saw some rock cod at the cleaning station.
08-08-2012, 07:51 AM
That lightning show was scary. I managed to talk the wife into coming out "for an hour or two". We were about a mile off the end of Mistaken when she said she could hear thunder and I said don't worry it's the waves hitting the pod. Anyone who has an aluminum pod knows the rumbling sound when you are on a certain angle against the waves. She was right and a bolt of lightning came down off the port bow followed by a thunder and she screamed. If clearing the gear was an Olympic event we would have won gold, I almost just cut everything. I hit the throttle and got out of there and another bolt came down with a huge crackle a couple hundred yards behind us.....very close call. I had her up to 43mph wide open, glad I had the power to get out of there. She started talking to me again after dinner but probably won't see her back on the boat anytime soon. Only trolled for an hour and just some small guys and lots of weed......BRS
08-08-2012, 09:14 AM
Actually I was out there yesterday off F.C.
Caught a few Coho (released).......also couple of Springs....undrsize so let go....
Have been out a few times over the last while.
each trip seems to be a carbon copy of the last one.........lots of Coho,shakers, the odd P-Cod, and a handfull of Springs that are usually too small, although I have had a couple on that were much bigger but spit the hook.
earlier on in the season I nailed a 20.
Green splatterback 38" behind a Green Haze gets most bites fished near bottom in water that is 200ft deep or deeper.
Other lures that have gotten Chinook responses:- Army Truck spoon, Army truck hoochy, Bright Green needlefish hoochy, NastyBoy spoon, and a 4" C.J. Special that was refinished to look like "Cop Car", trolled 6ft behind flasher. This lure has had the biggest hit of the year off F.C. for me so far.
I think you are right.......there are lots of people that read these posts for info but never come on the site to tell anybody anything.
I don't care......what goes around comes around so if I help someone out with info I don't mind.
Fishing French Creek so far has been like Einstein's definition of insanity:- doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Maybe the Q's will start to heat up soon.....hopefully.
Last edited by Seafever; 08-08-2012 at 09:24 AM.
08-08-2012, 10:52 AM
Hey brs if the lightning was to hit you how do i get advice ontrucks then. Be careful out there cheers newfie boy P.S If you get a chance call i am looking at one tonight
08-08-2012, 12:32 PM
That is scary just reading it, I can't imagine how you felt after seeing a lightening bolt that close.
Originally Posted by bigredsnapper
08-08-2012, 01:03 PM
It is scary. I had an encounter at a lake in the interior once. Me and two buddies were standing under a 10x12 tarp in our camp, it was pissing down rain like you see very rarely. We had to shout to talk to each other the because of the noise from the rain hitting the tarp.
Originally Posted by Big Green Machine
Then, there was a very bright flash and an instant BOOM that was deafening.
Closest I have been to lightening, especially for a VI born and raised boy, we don't see anything like that here. I emptied the Lucky in my hand in record time. Lol
08-08-2012, 04:00 PM
Ya it was scary, never had any problems with lightning before on the ocean and I have spent alot of time out there. Maybe the Coast Guard should have issued a weather advisory.....I was on 16 and there was no warning. Maybe I should have called them and reported it.......BRS