08-12-2009, 07:59 PM
Im new to the site so I thought I'd post a report to help some folks out if they wanna attack some off-shore coho. My dad, friend and I met up at 6:45am in Newport last saturday (8-1) at the Newport boat launch and were greeted by a line of boats clear back to the Rogue Brewery waitin to get in the water. An hour and a half later we finally had the boat floatin and were off past the bar. We scooted out to about the 180' line and killed the motor and started the kicker. My dad (who always seems to get his rod in first) strips his rod out 18 pulls and sets it in the rod holder and no joke, two minutes after that, the rod starts doin the FISH ON dance. He fights the fish up to the boat just to find it had one to many fins, so it was released with out a net even touchin it. After that, it was game on. One of the best days fishin I've had in my 26 years of livin. I'm not one to exaggerate at all but we hooked from 30-40 fish that day with a few bein long line released but mostly natives. We had 3 doubles and one TRIPLE (which had to have looked like a circus to anyone who happen to be around). We ended the day with 7 hatcheries in the box with the biggest weighin in at 11 pounds. The setup we were usin was a deep six diver with a fish flasher (color didn't seem to matter), a rubber snubber and a cured plug cut herring. They were goin nuts over the plug cut! 18 pulls out and set in the rod holder and wait for it to start dancin. Hope this helps out anyone who plans on goin out in the ocean for some shiny chrome salmon rockets. Good Luck!