After a long day of farm work, I snuck out a bit early and threw the boat in the water for a quick lingcod expedition with good buddy, Neal. We only had about an hour or so of daylight, so we gave it a shot close to home. While I fished for bait, Neal rigged up and went after the big boys. We made a couple of drifts, resulting in one nice rock cod (released) and plenty of micro-flounders (ideal lingcod bait), but at least for us, the huge tides seemed to have pushed the lings out of the spot, or took them off the bite. But man, did I put it to the flounders!
It was a nice break from farm and writing, and a great reminder of how much I enjoy any time on the water with friends, not to mention the feel of something (even trophy flounders!) biting on the line. On the way home, we dropped by Neal’s brother’s house for a beer and some barbecued cajun-spice spot prawns he was just taking off the grill. Perfect timing. Which reminds me, if you’re looking for an easy, fun way to fish the Sound successfully, Neal’s brother, Matt is an excellent guide. Here’s his website: Tyee Charters. I highly recommend giving him a shout.
And now, back to farm and word work. But it might be a little tougher to concentrate–our evening on the water has me so stoked for the upcoming salmon season, I can hardly think of anything else.