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  1. I do not have much to compare really, I only make it out one long weekend each year usually end of July or early august. This was my 6th year fishing for salmon. First three years I was learning and no fish hawk. Fourth year got a fish hawk and did awesome. Was also summer of 2019 which I believe was an exceptional catch rate for everyone, and here I thought it was all the fish hawk… last summer managed a few and this summer never moved a rod on a salmon.
  2. Yes, bait all over which is probably part of the issue maybe?
  3. Yeah it was around there. Started at 120 and found the right temp near the bottom and trolled toward shore. The ol monkey puke did the trick
  4. So leading up to the trip I had been hearing reports of the slow catch to the extent of some picking up and moving west to another port. I was hoping to catch a good day or two if the kings showed up. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. Made the 3 hour haul to Oswego launching out of wrights. Arrived sat around 7, launched and headed NW out of the chute and started in 300fow. Lady O was abit confused with rollers and a chop. My 221 islander handles it well but we got bounced around some. Never bent a rod other than loading the riggers. Headed to Oswego marina and picked up our slip. Stayed at the Clarion. made the decision to not fo back out doe the evening trill due to the small craft advisory. Back up and headed out of the chute NW again Sunday morning setup in 250FOW. Lady O had settled down some. Fished till 1:00 targeting kings. Picked up one steelie then headed in to setup for browns. Ended up picking up one decent brown as we were picking up as it hadent tripped the blacks release. Headed back in to port around 2:30, topped of the tank and got more ice and turned and burned. Fished NE out of chute starting in 300fow. Marked alot of bait and not much else. beautiful sunset. Back at it again this morning headed NE out of chute setup in 200fow. Had a few releases but no takers. Plenty of bait. Did see a few marks below and above the bait. Started targeting browns for the last 30 minutes picking one as we trolled back to port. Pretty tough fishing for everyone. Abit spoiled still from the 2019 season. Feel bad for all the charter guys out there. Feast or famine I guess. Hope something turns around. A lot of negativity in Oswego in regards to the salmon bite and why it’s so low this year. This was my third year running out od Oswego coming from Mexico. I think next year I will head west more myself, just to explore another port and a change of scenery. Not sure where yet. Pic od the steelie and some others.
  5. Slow morning marked bait and very few fish. Abit rolls and rough fished for 3 hours then back in. Heading back out around 5 for a bite bite. Hope the seas calm tomorrow
  6. What are the popular vhf channels beaides the calling channels? Just looking for some tips. Pretty slow thus far thanks.
  7. So when I leave out of the chute of Oswego the farther West I go the better
  8. Anyone targeting the mud chicken with the slow king bite? I promised my mates that if it was slow we would at least try to move a rod or two with lakers. From my understanding, low and slow, bounding off the bottom, big cowbells and peanuts, yellows and orange color? Dragging what behind the cowbell? Worm or cut bait?
  9. Tough for us who have to travel so far to get there and not be productive. We had a tough year last year when we went too, only landed a few kings. I am hoping for better bite this year. Have a week before I arrive so maybe the bit will turn back on.
  10. Thanks for the posts. Due to arrive August 14
  11. I usually target the end of July through second week of August with success as well
  12. Thanks for the comments. Line has been ordered.
  13. I run Berkley Big Game 30lb test on my rigger rods. I have had the same line on these reels for 4 years now. I only use them 1 or 2x a season. Thoughts on changing it out? Curious to know how often others change out their mono. Thanks in advance.
  14. Fish307.com has a great selection of parts if you or anyone who repairs older riggers
  15. Is there a place nearby where two (2) boats can be docked while there?
  16. Looking for an updated list of places in the above areas. Kind of late notice here, looking for something for 6, can be multiple rooms etc. Have tried All Seasons, K&G and Salmon Country. No availability
  17. i have a 1990 islander 221 and love it but it is like a bobber on the water compared to a heavier glass boat for sure. it will handle some pretty foul weather though.
  18. yes a 90hp is really going to have to work to push a grady.
  19. hey Hactch. i remember corresponding with you in the past. i launched and stayed on my boat overnight in salmon country one time
  20. thank you! i will be sure to check those out.
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