Westport tuna fishing is off the hook this year. Usually in July we have hit and miss fishing with some good days and some slow days. The fish generally start out a little smaller and they run deep and can be a challenge to bring up.
This year….not so much.
This year we are seeing good numbers of LARGE fish. Saturday we caught 33 and had to leave feeding fish because we couldn’t properly store anymore.
We had an awesome crew this Saturday including Kimber Roberts of the Portland Sportsman’s Warehouse.
It was a beautiful sunrise as we loaded up the Parker 2820, SEEKER Rods/Avet Reels and headed west for the tuna grounds at about 33MPH. We had all heard stories of loaded boats from the day before and we were feeling very excited about the prospects.
The morning started a little slow with only three fish in the first couple hours. This was disappointing after the stories we had heard but radio chatter said it was the same for everyone. This tells me the fish just aren’t feeding, but they will. Tuna have high metabolisms and small stomachs. They fill up and stop for a while, then come up and feed again.
We trolled around a bit and hit another troll fish. This converted to a long (hour and a half) bait stop where we caught two’s and threes at a time. When it would slow down we would through a little chum and “Fish On!!!”. When it finally ended we had 16 more fish on board and 19 total.
After this bait stop died, we went back on the hunt with the troll gear. We stayed around the area a while but it was obvious we had lost the school. We trolled toward some god reports for a bit. we all felt pretty satisfied with what we had done and were going to give it another half hour or so and call it a day.
Then it happened. We hit on a Mexican flag colored clone. We had lots of bait left so I started chumming big scoops of bait. This drove the tuna nuts. We had Tuna jumping all around the boat. In front, behind, 10 feet on either side, it was just like September.
We were watching tuna swim out from under the boat and grab our anchovies. There is only one thing cooler than a live bait take and that is actually watching it happen. It was awesome. We caught 14 tuna in a very short time and quickly got to the point where we couldn’t store anymore. And, these fish were TANKS!!!! Big fish and lots of them. We got back late. My kids helped the deckhand Cory cark all the fish and the customers went home very happy and exhausted.
This year is shaping up to be huge Westport tuna fishing year. You don’t want to miss action like this. There is still a couple of dates left in August and a few in September. But they are going fast.
I little video from a recent Westport tuna fishing trip on the “Lucky Dog”. A great crew working the best equipment in the business. Look at the beautiful bend on those American made SEEKER 270′s.
Great dates are still available
Saturday was big. Westport tuna fishing is setting up to be Awesome this summer. Already we are catching good numbers of nice sized fish.
We have one last saturday available. July 26th is our last saturday opening till October. This is going to fill up quick so don’t wait.
Lets Go Get Some!!!!
The good: There is an awesome temp break happening right now about 40 miles from Westport. We have two brave souls to go and try what looks to be a very fishy piece of ocean.
The Bad: Right now the weather forecast looks a bit “Sporty”. These things change rapidly and We believe this will get better.
So here’s the deal. We need at least two more people. We are not taking deposits on this and if the weather doesn’t look safe we just wont go. On the other hand if it does look good the conditions are right for a great haul. We make the call on Saturday morning.
So, for the adventurous this is a potentially great opportunity at discount price.
Call soon this wont last :
The Westport tuna calendar is getting filled up. There are still a few dates open for Westport Tuna so if you have six people please call soon and we can get you scheduled. What we need now is to fill in around some smaller groups that have reserved specific days. If you have two or four people and you can be a little flexible we can probably squeeze you in somewhere. But, you need to call soon.
The Westport tuna are here and they are “TANKS”. We have already caught several over 30 pounds.
It’s gonna be BIG!!!!!!
Lets Go Get Some!!!!
Yes boys and girls the Westport Tuna have arrived in a big way. They are still a bit of a hike away but with our newer faster boat they are easily within range.
So all you people who have been writing and calling to ask me to “Let me know when they get here”, here is your call:
The Westport Tuna are here
So call and set up your adventure before July is sold out too.
For all the hunters that thought Westport Tuna fishing was impossible because it happens in the fall (hunting season)”
Now is your chance
July is not always like this. Often it is pick a few here and there and the fishing picks up as the season goes. This year we hit 25 on the first run and had to stop because we weren’t prepared to catch a full load. We could have done a lot more. This is going to be a great July, you want to be a part of it.
Lets Go Get Some!!!!
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Westport Salmon fishing has been off the hook. This is the best Westport Salmon fishing Ive seen in a very long time. To be into kings this thick, this early is very rare indeed.
In honor of this awesome Westport Salmon fishing we are offering a special for the week of July 7th through the 12th. Book any Westport Salmon fishing charter for $150 per person. That means if you have two people or six you pay the same $150/person.
Westport Salmon Fishing is off the hook right now. I know we are a tuna charter but one of the great things about being a small operation is flexibility. Easy limits in short days with a nice mix of quality King and Coho salmon. With fishing this good we have to make something available so here it is:
From July 5th through the 12th we will be running Westport Salmon Fishing Adventures. These trips will be from four to six passengers and prices are marked below.
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You don’t want to miss this!!!
Big Thank you to the nice people at Kitsap Credit Union. Thank you for helping to make my dream a reality. The people here were knowledgeable and fun to work with. I know it wasn’t always easy but we got it done and I and my customers appreciate it.The new 28 is bigger, faster and more comfortable than the previous rig and will be an excellent platform from which to slay creatures from the deep.
The “LUCKY DOG” will be running some salmon trips in Westport in June and will start running for Tuna seven days a week starting in July. Some great dates are still available but the pace has picked up in the last couple weeks so you better get your date reserved asap.
Thanks,Lets Go Get Some!!!!