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#978415 - 07/13/17 12:41 PM Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10
RogueFanatic Offline
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Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 323
Loc: Kitsap Co.
What's the verdict- endure the crowds at Pt. Townsend, stick closer to home near Apple Tree, or secret spot?

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#978419 - 07/13/17 03:22 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
bota2 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 310
Loc: Allyn
Secret spot...along with the rest of the people who know about it.

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#978421 - 07/13/17 03:40 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
NickD90 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
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Loc: Snohomish, WA
We'll be fishing where the fish are and not so much were they aren't. Hopefully. thumbs
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#978479 - 07/16/17 06:20 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: NickD90]
SaltyDawg27 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 175
Loc: Canyon Park / Bothell
Got 20 lb very fat hen at oil docs at 930 am. 115ft of braided bangin bottom with green hootchy. Lost a king earlier at picnic point.


Edited by SaltyDawg27 (07/16/17 06:21 PM)

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#978485 - 07/17/17 08:23 AM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
Sky-Guy Offline
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Registered: 08/31/00
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Loc: Woodinmilf
My secret spot in the middle of the channel up by the Bank was decent. Limited by 9 but the grade of fish appear small this year based on my observations. Saltys 20lb fish is the first fish Ive heard of around 20.

Crabbing is borderline dismal, I dont think Ive ever seen so few dungeness.
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#978486 - 07/17/17 08:28 AM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
GodLovesUgly Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: WaRshington
We got our fish mid-day. Like SG said, the grade is pretty underwhelming. 10, 10, and 10 for us, cookie cutters. Lost another to a seal that looked to be the same size fish. We did manage a few out in the staits last week that were in the upper teens and a 20+ with a fin, so there are a few bigger ones around.

The one thing I will say is that all 3 of the fish we cut had 2-3" tiny baby herring in their bellies....
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#978491 - 07/17/17 10:36 AM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
MPM Offline
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Registered: 12/09/08
Posts: 687
Loc: Seattle, WA
I was hoping to fish the bar with my son yesterday afternoon/evening but circumstances conspired against us. Hopefully y'all will save some for us to catch sometime this week!

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#978492 - 07/17/17 11:17 AM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
Chip Goodhue Offline
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Registered: 06/29/00
Posts: 422
Loc: Kitsap County
Really slow at my usual spots on the west side of A-10. We got one decent high finner king and some dink coho. Lots of effort, a few nets flying for dink coho, but I personally did not see a good king taken on the morning tide. Pretty disappointing, hopes were high as there were quite a few fish around the area in early July. Heard mid-channel was pretty dead also, probably should have made the run to Possession frown.

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#978493 - 07/17/17 11:33 AM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
RogueFanatic Offline
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Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 323
Loc: Kitsap Co.
my secret spot was a dry hole- no birds, no bait , no bites. Jeff Head had some rezzie coho landed but was slow too. Possession looking like a better choice this week(?).

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#978495 - 07/17/17 12:05 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
paker Offline
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Registered: 02/09/00
Posts: 12940
Loc: Margaritaville
Possession was slow due to the weak tides. We long-line released a clipped solid 20+ at the boat and let a keeper go when it ran in to the kicker. The donkey show continued as we pulled our 4 pots to find a good number of over sized crab. Too bad 99% of them were softies. I was mostly an observer on the boat...and realized I should have stayed in Craig. Our salmon are stupid, but not in the good kind of way.

Ended up with one keeper hard crab. No salmon.

Saw a lot of nursery fish caught at Possession, with a few keepers here and there for some. Spoons and plugs. I bet the bigger tides next week will push the bait back in and things will heat up.

Heard that the channel in the middle was on fire, but not as much bait as normal. I wouldn't be surprised to see those fish come on down the pipeline and fill in the normal MA 9 and 10 locations soon.
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#978496 - 07/17/17 12:25 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
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Registered: 10/26/10
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Loc: Snohomish, WA
It was slow in our spot, but I was able to scratch up a SUPER fat 14 lb buck. All of the bait was super tiny 1" or less. I heard of several 20+ lb fish caught at some of the usual spots. Lots of resi ho's in the mix as well.
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#978497 - 07/17/17 12:32 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
stonefish Offline
King of the Beach

Registered: 12/11/02
Posts: 4263
Loc: Carkeek Park
Three coho off the beach.
All unclipped so they are still swimming. Must have missed them at the hatchery clipping table.... wink

Did see one nice king jump and some bait getting bullied.
Tides sucked, lots of salad and the cloud cover burned off too quickly for my liking.
More sandlance this year then I've seen in a while.
Baited up about 30 crabs off the beach on last weekends minus tide, not one legal.
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#978500 - 07/17/17 01:35 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
deerlick Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 528
Loc: around
quota has been met.

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#978501 - 07/17/17 01:44 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
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The day started of slow but picked up right at the tide change. we hit a couple of resident coho and barely legal chinook all within a half hour of each other... we lost one large chinook at the boat and had a couple of other coho put on a nice aerial getaway display...



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#978507 - 07/17/17 03:21 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
stonefish Offline
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Loc: Carkeek Park
Good work Piper.
Your kids are getting big!
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#978513 - 07/17/17 06:01 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: stonefish]
SaltyDawg27 Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 175
Loc: Canyon Park / Bothell
West Point for 3 hours this morning. Nothing. Lots of bait and fish on the screen though.

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#978517 - 07/17/17 07:58 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
NickD90 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 3434
Loc: Snohomish, WA
Hey Salty - we fished by you on the opener.

Any surface bait today and if so, what was the size?


Edited by NickD90 (07/17/17 08:03 PM)
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#978540 - 07/19/17 09:18 AM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
SaltyDawg27 Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 175
Loc: Canyon Park / Bothell
No surface bate. I cut the 20 pounder open and there were very small, skinny candlefish I believe.

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#978543 - 07/19/17 10:52 AM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: RogueFanatic]
NickD90 Offline
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Loc: Snohomish, WA
Yep - teeny tiny 1" candlefish. It would be great to see some herring show up!

Good luck,
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#978545 - 07/19/17 12:10 PM Re: Sunday's King opener in MA 9-10 [Re: NickD90]
stonefish Offline
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Registered: 12/11/02
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Loc: Carkeek Park
Originally Posted By: NickD90
Yep - teeny tiny 1" candlefish. It would be great to see some herring show up!

Good luck,


Why the sandlance hate Nick? grin
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