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Chinook Salmon
All Day

MA8-2 was good to us on Friday. Caught this pretty one, just a hair under 8lbs, in Elger Bay/Camano Isl St Pk area.

Planned on fishing Possession but the wind gods said otherwise so headed north. Tried the harbor just north of the Clinton ferry launch and up around the corner. Shaker shaker shaker, so headed for Elger Bay. Glad we did. Started at the 8-1/8-2 border and trolled east past the launch and around into the bay, last of outgoing tide, slack tide and incoming tide. Couple almost keepers and a bunch of little guys. Lost a nice one right at the net (again!!!) and finally got this beauty in the boat.

Old Goat OG2 w/twinkleskirt and Red Racer flasher in 65 FOW right off Camano Isl St Pk.

Fish are feeding on candlefish. Think its pretty easy to see why the Old Goat OG2 has been so effective this winter. Sure looks like a candlefish to me.

Judging from reports the water must have calmed down in MA9 cause there sure were some pretty fish caught out there also! Six month shutdown looks like it did the trick to me.

Pic wont rotate for some reason so tilt your head sideways.

And BTW, be nice to the WDFW fish checkers. they are only trying to do their job for crying out loud. Dont be a bhole!!!

Tight lines!!!


2/18/2018 8:03:53 PM
Randy: Many thanks for the report and for putting the OG2 to work on Friday! (For anyone interested, the lure in the picture is the 2.8" OG2 in fluorescent white with blue/black scales: www.oldgoatlures.com )
The Quadfather
2/18/2018 8:11:47 PM
My 1st OG’s came in the mail yesterday. Looking forward to getting them wet. (-:
The Quadfather
2/18/2018 8:10:22 PM
Ha! I checked in on reports to see if anyone actually went out this weekend’s wind!
Well, glad you brought something home. I had wanted to fish all weekend, but damn the wind is bad.
2/18/2018 8:57:55 PM
LOL yeah no kiddin Quadfather!!! My tincup is not a good rough water boat and we often pay the price to feed our addiction.
2/18/2018 8:51:14 PM
Got a couple PM's and it appears I inadvertently made a couple errors in my report. The baitfish in the pic is a small herring not a candlefish and the flasher is an Army Truck pattern not a Red Racer. Sorry for the errors. Still learning.
2/19/2018 9:02:21 AM
Finally, a gender-specific lure that is aptly named and not suggestive that catches fish! Old Goats do have merit. lol
2/19/2018 9:17:05 AM
LOL yeah, an Old Goat fishing an Old Goat! How cool is that?
2/19/2018 9:36:58 AM
Congratulations and thank you for the report. I cut my blackmouth teeth there.
2/19/2018 11:17:00 AM
Cool! Elger and the Racetrack have always been my fav spots in 8-2.
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