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Yankee @ the Oak 8/24-8/26

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August 24th - We left the dock about 5:30 and headed for the staging kings we heard were awaiting us. The set-up was pretty simple as my brother was running without me. So, he ran our three Cannon Downriggers, two wires, and a 300 copper down the chute. We would work 50-100fow right out front most of the day.

There was a good early morning bite, and then it turned to a slow pick. The 300 copper with a Moonshine Shelly Snack was a hot set-up. A Stinger UV Frog E-Chip/A-TOM-MIK UV 190 was also a great combo on the deep rigger. We picked a few Browns on our Dreamweaver Sea Sick Waddlers as well.



August 25th Morning - No need to go find fish when we had a decent pick the morning before. We headed to the same waters, and the fish were still there which is to be expected at this time of the year. My brother says he ran the same program as the day before. Our three Cannon downriggers went down with flasher/fly combos on the corners, Dreamweaver Sea Sick Waddlers on the center rigger, flasher/fly combos on the divers and a Moonshine Shelly Snack on the 300 copper.

The Moonshine Shelly Snack, available at Captains Cove, remained a top producer. Especially early in the morning. The Dreamweaver Livewire Spin Doctor/A-TOM-MIK Hammer was a decent combo as well as the Stinger UV Frog E-Chip/A-TOM-MIK UV190. A few steelies came to play today as well. The bite was decent in the morning, but slowed quickly. It was a tougher day for most out there, but we were able to grab a few fish for our guys. One was a nice upper twenties Chinook (King) Salmon.



August 25th Afternoon - We left the dock around 4pm, headed out front, and pointed the boat East. We fished the Flats to the Glass house most of the afternoon, and we hit fish instantly. The action wasn’t fast and furious, but is was a nice slow pick on fish the entire afternoon. We would start off going 3 for 3 before dropping the next 4 matures, but we would end on a good note.

Another simple program consisting of our three Cannon downriggers, two wires, and a 300 copper. We got some big paddles going too which were almost dead for us the last few outings. The stinger 11†Hammertime E-Chip was good with an A-TOM-MIK Mirage fly behind it. The Dreamweaver Livewire Spin Doctor/A-TOM-MIK Hammer fly was good as well. We fished 50-80fow and had most of the gear within 30’ of the bottom. The east troll was our best, because coming back west we couldn’t slow down enough.



August 26th - We left somewhat in the dark and headed out to the 60’ mark. We hop-scotched a few boats and began to deploy our gear. We sent down our three Cannon downriggers, two wires, a 10 color, and a 300 copper. The picture was great on set-up, but as it normally does it petered out as the sun rose into the sky.

Meat went down on one corner rigger, a Stinger UV Frog/A-TOM-MIK UV 190 on the other, and a pair of Dreamweaver Sea Sick Waddlers on the center rigger. We ran a Legendary Wonder Dot SmartFish/A-TOM-MIK Glow Blue Hammer on one wire, and a Stinger Hammertime E-Chip/A-TOM-MIK Mirage on the other. A Lyman plug on the 10 color, and a Moonshine Shelly Snack kn the 300 copper. That was the morning set-up, and the first rod to fire was the 10 color with the Lyman on it. It was a nice Steelie, but not what we were looking for.

We never got that crazy morning bite, and the screen would come and go. The best screen was from the Glass House to Devils Nose. We would hit a fish about every 30 minutes. Most of which were matures, but we did do three steelies, and two Lake Trout in there. It was an E-Chip kinda day. I don’t know why, but they wouldn’t touch a Spin Doctor or a SmartFish. So we loaded up on the chips and went to work. A Stinger Hammertime E-Chip/A-TOM-MIK Glow Blue Hammer took out big guy out 150’ on a diver set on a 2 around 11:30am. Meat took a couple of bites, and a pair of Moonshine Green Shorts Mupped on the center rigger was good for 4 or 5 bites.



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