The persistent winds offshore have prevented everyone from fishing almost everywhere but hole in the wall. Although it hasn’t been hot fishing yet there are certainly a few nice fish around with a 24lb’r topping the chart.
Productive depths are in the 100ft range with one day producing fish at 50ft. In terms of tackle Homeland Security, Pesca Gut Bomb in both the 3″ and 4″, Irish cream and bait have been working best. Other favorite patterns like the Green Glo and Kitchen Sink are also doing well. The best flashers are Chartreuse with Glo and mirror Mylar, green onion or any similar patterns. When I was out I experimented with running spoons with no flasher and hit a triple-header with 2 fish hitting the bare spoons.
I was very happy to hook the first coho of the season. It’s confirmed, they have arrived! We’ve got some decent tides and if the wind settles we should have some very good days ahead. We certainly have the sun!
Tight lines, Eddie.