Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Astoria Sturgeon and Battleships

I was fortunate enough to get an invite sturgeon fishing out of Astoria with RODACTION (Ken), and his friend Doug, last week. Two Great guys to fish with! My brother went along, and we made our way up the coast to Astoria. One great part of being out there when we were, was that the United States Navy ships were coming in...so it was nice to share the water with such powerful company.

This next shot looks almost like another shot I think I've taken...just not a battleship below that copter...

We had to move around in the morning on the outgoing tides to different depths. We finally moved into some deeper holes and started getting some action. The fish were breaching all over. Was great to see those things come out of the water.

After a couple upper-30"s, let go, My brother gets into one that was 44 1/2"

Close but no Cigar...

Here he his with his fish. Look at that Loomis bend...

It had sores on the top of the head, along with the majority of the others we caught. We weren't sure what they were bumping up against, or rubbing on, or what... Here's one that we released, you can see the spots.

Just imagine if this was what you saw when diving and it was a 15ft'er!!

The bite turned on during the incoming tide, later in the day and we scored the rest of our keepers. I got into my first keeper here. Thanks Ken!~

The bites were few and far between, but the ones that stuck, were of quality fish. All fish were caught on sandshrimp and anchovies. Ken had a great way of putting that boat right on the fish. Its definitely good to go with someone that has it dialed in. We were the only boat back at the dock with limits that early.

All four fish were between 49-53"
We had a blast fishing with these guys! Hope to do it again soon! Btw, he has a Kicka$$ boat!

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