This blog is to share with our family and friends about our family's boating experiences aboard our 33' power boat, an Ocean Sport Roamer, we call Dakota Roamer.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Day 13- Lots Of Fishing....Not So Much Catching!
Day 13- Saturday, August 25, 2012, Lots Of Fishing....Not So Much Catching! Port Langford.
The alarm went off at 5:30AM this
morning.We’re on vacation!What’s going on?Oh, yea, the pursuit of fish!Still dark…snoozed for 30 more
minutes…bliss.Coffee pot perkin’,
dinghy loaded, anchor stowed, a few snapshots of the sunrise…looks a lot like
the sunset, only blurrier (through my eyes, at least,) and we’re off to the
killing fields, only 7 miles away on the outside edge of Esperanza Inlet.
We trolled for Kings for a couple of hours
and were even joined by a couple of guide boats.We’re getting closer to civilization.The swells were mighty and impressive
crashing into the islets all around us.The fishing was not quite as impressive.Val landed a 16 lb. halibut; not a big one, but enough for nine
packages/meals.The sun was warming and
it was another beautiful day.We tried
another spot without much success; although I was pulling up Ling Cod as fast
as I could get my jig in the water but none were legal size, but just
barely.It was a lot of fun.Val snagged the bottom with her downrigger
ball and lost the bottom end again..another $50 rig on the bottom of the ocean.
Connor slept all morning…Saturday: no
school.He only fishes when there’s
catching to be done.The quickest way
for me to lose my fishing pole is when I catch a fish and Connor confiscates it!Val continued to fish while I cleaned and
vacuum packed the halibut and got it into the freezer right away…that’s fresh!
We found a nice anchorage just inside the
outside, if that makes sense.
Val played Scrabble while the dogs and I took the dinghy around the bay
We were all full from our
very late lunch (more fresh fish sandwiches) and munched on quality junk food
all night during our poker game.
That’s my report and I’m sticking with
it.Hopefully, tomorrow, I can get an
Internet signal and post some of these.It’s still wild and remote out here.We’re always the only boat in the anchorages and rarely see another soul
around.I don’t mind it a bit, although,
I wish I could make my contacts and get my e-mails every day.Have a good weekend, friends.
This blog is to share with our family and friends about our family's boating expieriences as we journey to Alaska from Washington in our 33' power boat, Ocean Sport Roamer, and then around Vancouver Island.