I was invited to fish with Johnny Bowles out of Garibaldi for spring chinook and possibly some inshore halibut or rockfish. I headed across the hill with Dylan and hopped aboard with Johnny B. We set out across the bar, checked crab pots, and continued on...
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and here's more of the story...
Ran up to drift a couple areas for halibut, or maybe a rockfish.
We only fished for halibut for an hour or so and wanted to come back in to hit the tides right.
Checked the pots and ran in to pick up Johnny's Daughter
and she brought us good luck!!
FISH ON! We tell Captain JB to take the fish (he never gets to,... always handing 'em off!).
Abby (sp?) was on the camera filming the second half of this video and did an amazing job keeping the camera still, focusing on the fish, and just plain balancing herself?! Great Job Abby!
We released a nice 28-30lb fat boy and were happy to do so! Was a great day on the water, just wish the sun would've come out a little earlier! The company couldn't have been much better. We even picked up a live sand dollar, that we decided needed to go back to the water and live a little longer, til we could pick up it's shell later.
Thanks again for a great trip, Johnny! Next time the sun will cooperate with us a little more! Your 1st Mate is a Great Good Luck Charm!