Weather got real in a hurry today…..
My game plan was to stay close and play the conservative card today. I sure am glad I did. I nearly left for a run South too. The wind was just not that bad this morning to start. I probably would have rolled the dice, but we started whacking the fish like crazy at our first spot. (mostly fish like yesterday 0.5 to 3 pounds) We ran into some terrible luck again today with landing our big fish. Today I had two and one that certainly had an opportunity at being 9 to 11 lbs. I hooked this beast and it came up to the top instantly waaaaaaaaaay out there and I thought it was 6 to 7 lbs. I got her to the boat 3 different times. Six or seven lbs? No way. I tried to wear that fish out, but she ended up wearing me out. I finally got impatient and after the 3rd time of keeping her out of the trolling motor she bent my trebles out and pulled free. Good gravy. The other Walrus I didn’t get her that close to the boat before she came unglued, but I can tell you it was like trying to move a damn bulldozer. I was not the only one today though. Doc had one on that I thought was going to burn his drag up and run him out of line. He tried to stop her and yep…..pulled the hooks out. 1 and a half days and 5 very big bites and zero pics. Man is that a bummer. We only fished a few hours before we called it quits. Live to fight another day in 25 plus mph North wind gusts.