May 2013

by greenwater on May 20, 2013

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Phil Glenn jumped back on the helm of the Shellback for the last couple days and it didn’t take him long to knock the rust off. Apparently running a boat you used to own is just like riding a bike as he banged out quick 14 fish boat limits on Friday and Saturday. The fish were straight out front of the jaws in 170 feet of water and trolling anchovies behind a dodger accounted for their fish. Bite’s were split between downriggers at 50 on the wire and deep sixes from 40 to 25 pulls. The weather came up big Sunday morning and looks as though it may keep us off the water until midweek. The good news is that the wind will bring upwelling and the salmon bite shouldn’t miss a beat when we get back on the water.

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by greenwater on May 4, 2013

I’ve been leaving everyone in the dark with my lack of posts over the past few weeks but it’s been a busy few weeks.  I spent some time on the Sacramento and Feather rivers fishing striped bass and had a great time over in the weather of the valley.  This years low water made the fish a little more fickle than normal but we had plenty of great days.  This springtime fishery is really becoming one my absolute favorites.

The new ocean boat is ready to go and our salmon season opened May 1.  While the bite normally gets better as we get into the heart of the summer, the fishing is pretty darn good already.  I had 4 passengers on board today and we had limits of fat kings for everyone including myself by 10:30 in the morning.  The fish weren’t huge today but they were a solid grade running 10 to 15 pounds.  Having this many fish so early in the season is a great sign and the ocean abundance data points towards 2013 being another great season.IMG_5954 IMG_5997

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