Saturday, December 3, 2016

NW Winds and Winter

We have been having our share of NW gales this fall. They started back in October and have been relentless. The commercial fisherman say the winds blow until the water gets cold and the water has been warm. The fishing in the bay held up until the storm last week and the thought of going out on the big boats and standing at the rail in 30 knot winds to catch three 15 inch blackfish that we were throwing back last month does not appeal to me. With that being said, we spent the last few days getting the boat hauled out for a long winters nap. This time of year we used to look forward to some ling showing up inshore but it seems like that is a thing of the past. Maybe some cod will show before the snow flies and the water gets too cold for fishing.

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