Dad and I hit Inner Elliott at 5 am, dredged that until 8 am, and then said ‘enough’ and busted out to Jeff Head for the first time ever. Found ourselves amongst many other boats including the two big charters. Thought this might suck when the charter was not moving and their clients were jigging for Sand Dab, and coming up empty handed. Nevertheless, dropped the wire and balls and proceeded on as it looked a heck of alot more fishier than EB. Was marking all sorts of bait and fish, but deep. Finally had a decent resident Ho to hand, 23″ but not much at all in its gullet. Thought it was a BM at first because we picked it up in 250′ of water with 100’+ of cable out. Trolled for a bit more, and then pulled it all up to Sand Dab jig for a couple nice pan fryers to hand.
EB: 1 hit, on briefly, but came unbuttoned, 1 shaker (dogfish food)
JH: 1 hit, 23″ Coho, (wood shampoo), 2 shakers (released and probably food for the dogfish), 8 Flounder (2 retained), 1 Greenling (released), 1 Bullhead (released)
I’d been reading alot about Jeff Head, but never fished it b4 until today, after seeing all the reports, felt fortunate to have picked up a keeper Silver when our neighboring boats weren’t so lucky.
The lucky lure was a double jointed Coho Killer in Purple Haze and Cotton Candy joined with a small ring. Fished down at 120′ of cable with an Army Truck Flasher. I guess it was a Rainbow colored armada that the resident Coho could not refuse.
We quickly remembered how much we missed the tase of fresh silver salmon on the dinner table. Later that evening our family enjoyed barbequed Coho, sashimi wild Sockeye that I’d have prepared, fresh greens, and nice Chardonnay.
I just love salmon season, and love it especially when we can get out and catch fish when visibly nobody else is having very much luck.
Here is the link to Jeff Head and where I was generally fishing. It was slack tide, so following the chart, went to the northerly quadrant towards Kingston and fished in 250’+ of water.
Here are a couple of threads from other fisherman that were also fishing alongside us:
by TrollKing on Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:05 pm
fished about 5 hours this morning, started at Jeff Head, saw a 12# caught, had reports from Kingston and Monroe, no joy…ran down to Yeomalt, saw lots of bait sign but no fish for us! A couple shakers, using Cookies and Cream, Irish Cream, and Red Racer spoons on our boat.
by rogue fanatic on Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:46 am
by medic_man on Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:38 am
by ShoreSling_r on Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:12 am