SLABSAUCE Fish Attractant |
Likes Likes:  0
Thanks Thanks:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Last day on the Ocean in Oregon

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Lexington, South Carolina, United States
    Posts
    8,179
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Last day on the Ocean in Oregon

    After being shore bound for most of the week, Sunday was a very calm ocean. We left the harbor at 5:30 AM and it was so pitch black dark I could not see anything until we were several miles off shore. We were about 25 miles out when we put out the rods to troll for Tuna. We caught one almost immediately, but then had to work awhile for the rest. We caught 22, averaging around 10 to 15 pounds each so it was a good haul for us, even though Harvey thought it was less than he expected. When we finished processing about 250 pounds of fish I was glad it was not any more. We spent most of the day Monday either canning or filleting and vacuum sealing our share and packed to catch our flights home Tuesday morning. It was a fun and exciting trip, but I was glad when the wheels touched down in Columbia last night about 9PM.
    Rick has most of the Tuna pictures so I post them when he sends them to me. Here are few from the trip.
    Name:  0904141008.jpg
Views: 467
Size:  49.6 KB
    This is looking toward the ocean from the back of the bay. Depoe Bay is called the smallest harbor in the world and it is indeed a tiny little bay hidden from view if you are in the ocean. If you look out beyond the bridge you can see the cliff blocking your view of the ocean beyond. The channel is "S" shaped and keeps most all of the wave action out of the harbor.

    Name:  0905141248a.jpg
Views: 307
Size:  51.9 KB

    The Coast Guard has a station here and each day they go out and check the ocean before "opening the bar" and will announce any restrictions such as "boats 28 ft and longer only". It was neat to watch them practice maneuvers here in the bay.

    Name:  0908141028.jpg
Views: 298
Size:  52.3 KBName:  0908141339.jpg
Views: 289
Size:  39.1 KB

    Harvey has a big building at his house where he parks his boats and he put in a commercial type kitchen where we processed the fish. We canned a good bit of the Tuna, which, unfortunately, we could not bring back(glass containers) but we filleted, sealed and froze plenty enough for us to bring home. We bought 50 quart coolers and both were stuffed full of fish. (Rick is in the top picture and Joe is taking fish out of the cooker and Harvey is in the background.)

    Name:  0908141312.jpg
Views: 430
Size:  63.6 KBName:  0908141312a.jpg
Views: 424
Size:  68.8 KB Name:  0903141449.jpg
Views: 287
Size:  36.2 KB

    This was part of the fish we processed on Monday. You can probably understand why I was glad we did not catch any more. Harvey gives away quite a bit to families in need so it all gets put to good use.

    Name:  0904141011.jpg
Views: 287
Size:  53.8 KB
    This was my first time out in the Ocean on Harvey's boat which he bought several years ago. Circumstances had prevented me from going the last few years, but I was out there when he bought the boat and he was trying to come up with a name for it. His last name is Wolfe, so I asked, "Why not name it "Sea Wolf?" and now the Sea Wolf is well known among the locals as a fish catching machine.
    Mark 1:17 ...I will make you fishers of men
    Weldcraft Stick Steer, 50 Tohatsu, IPilot

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Newport, S. Carolina Lake Wylie
    Posts
    160
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Glad you had a good trip, and a safe trip. Looks like your buddy has a great setup there with all the burners and pressure cookers.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Lake Murray, S.C.
    Posts
    316
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Great report on a great trip ! Can't wait to see the fishing pictures. Nothing better than a fishing adventure with good friends.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    York,S.C.
    Posts
    6,652
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Welcome Home Ray. Glad you had a safe trip all the way around. That is a nice boat ya'll was on. Your buddy has it going on in that kitchen setup. Thanks for the reports. Looking forward to the tuna pics.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    clover S.C.
    Posts
    2,303
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    glad you made it back safe and sound Ray. like the others good report and pics. looking forward to a trip or two in the local ponds with you.
    Fish tremble at the sound of my name

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    South carolina
    Posts
    237
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Looking good Ray!!!!
    A bad day fishing is better then a good day at work. Unless u fish for a living

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ohio River Valley, Meldahl pool
    Posts
    7,107
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Looks like an awesome trip. That guy has quite the setup.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Indian Land Sc.
    Posts
    1,755
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Ray sounds like you had a great trip even though the weather didn't let you fish every day!!! I look forward to hearing your stories!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Newport, SC
    Posts
    4,827
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Glad you are home safe and hate your trip was not as planned. You caught some fish that some of us will never get to. Looking forward to your other pictures. Good to have you back.

  10. #10
    STUMP HUNTER's Avatar
    STUMP HUNTER is offline Super Moderator * Crappie.com Supporter * Member Sponsor
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PIEDMONT SC
    Posts
    19,811
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Looks like you had a trip to remember. Thanks for sharing the trip and pictures with us and welcome home Ray.
    Look for Stump's Jigs & Flies @
    Find them local at - Calyx Outdoors in Powdersville on Hwy 153 and The Sportsman One Stop in Iva on Hwy 81

    Jigs are being added each day @http://stores.ebay.com/stumpsjigsandflies

    PROUD MEMBER OF TEAM GEEZER ---------

    Wilderness Ride 115 Advance Angler / shark tested
    Perception Pescador Pilot 12'

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

BACK TO TOP