Jump to content

Yankee @ the Oak 7/18-7/20


Recommended Posts

Friday 7/18 – Returning for their 3rd consecutive year were the Miller boys. They were spoiled last year with a heck of a catch, but this year’s fishing has been slower than other years. The #1 excuse seems to be the harsh winter, and I have to buy in on that. Regardless, there is always something to catch!

 

Fishing started off slow. But by the end of the day the guys narrowly missed a four man limit. At one point on this trip they would hook into a QUADRUPLE with 2 fish coming on one pole! Can’t say that has ever happened before! Our Cannon downriggers were parked from 35-80’ most of the day. Our wires were out 150-200, and we ran coppers out to 500’.

 

IMG950959_zpsg3fvqi0i.jpg

 

Saturday 7/19 Morning – It was the third leg of the King of the Oak event, and the Miller boys were in tourney mode! We headed out around 5;30 am and went NW. We dropped in around the 26N line and worked the 27-30N lines 16-18W for most of the day. Bite was slow, but we managed to pick away at the jumbo Steelhead , and a few Salmon.

 

Our Salmon came on a 500 Copper, and a wire diver out 175’. Both presentations were pulling Familiar Bite herring strips. We were able to land 2 of the 3 with the biggest being 18lbs. The rest of the day the Steelhead kept us busy. Dreamweaver Sea Sick Waddlers on a 55’ Cannon out and down, and a 200’ copper pulling a Lyman plug seemed to be the best for us.

 

For the event we finished 4th out of 20 boats. We weighed two Salmon and a really nice Steelhead.

 

IMG_20140719_095124700_HDR_zpsbk6lnaao.j

 

IMG_20140719_131950049_HDR_zps3dsxcfaq.j

 

IMG_20140719_113054764_HDR_zps2trrofkx.j

 

Saturday 7/19 Afternoon – We had a nice couple from central Florida with us, and they wanted Salmon! The trip started off slow, and we took 2 or 3 shots in the first 3 hours. The last hour was magical! We put two nice Salmon in the box along with a nice Steelhead. We also dropped three other fish. Our hot rig of the night was the 200 copper pulling the Lyman plug. It took both big Salmon!

 

IMG_20140719_175257518_HDR_zpssqusgqg6.j

 

Sunday 7/20 – This group from Pittsburgh fished with us in April chasing Brown Trout, and they were out the night before with a boat that is running a few trips for us. They experienced that last hour of mass confusion when the Salmon lit up!

 

We headed NW out to the waypoints we’ve been working for a few days. The fish were there and they were on the feed! The catch consisted of mostly jumbo Steel, but there were a few Kings mixed in. The 200 copper was good for three fish pulling the Lyman plug. The Kings all came on our 55’ Cannon out and down pulling a gold gator with a gold 42 slider. The Frost bite was good on our 30-35’ Cannon as well. For an hour our divers got hot out 125’ on a 2 setting pulling a Salmon Viagra Stingray. 26/27N and 16/18W seemed to be best with a NW/SE troll.

 

IMG_20140720_092813809_HDR_zpsyukfrzdg.j

 

IMG_20140720_103107546_HDR_zpsberptahc.j

 

IMG_20140720_105757009_HDR_zpstiuh2fkq.j

 

IMG_20140720_085527417_HDR_zpsmzrfbwl7.j

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...