Sunday, April 21, 2013

Beautiful Place for a Skunking

Well, for me anyway. David and Vans (two very fishy guys) each managed a Rock fish, but I went 0/2. One strike was jarring...heavy and sudden...the other a ratatatat type but in both cases I blew the strip strike. Further proof that I am a hack.

I sure enjoyed it though. The Oregon coast is one of those places that is at it best when the weather is crap. It rained on us most of the day and I loved it. We scoured the jetty, lost basically every fly that I tied and even walked a short stretch of beach with fleeting thoughts of surf perch. Sea lions swam by and checked us out, gulls dove, starfish winked at us, crabs scuttled around and in general all was well even with the lack of ling cod or rock fish cooperation. Beautiful day on the water...thanks for such great company as always Vans and David!

 

7 comments:

Tim Gerke said...

How did I know with "skunking" in your title that you didn't go carping?

Kevin Frank said...

I'm with Tim. John you're so used to barely moving your flies with carp you forgot how to fish for striped bass. You got to put some zip in your strip man! Great pics. My Uncle lives in Eugene I need to get out there some day.

Mark VanDehey said...

Is this my 15 mins? I want a refund.

Seriously, had a great time. It was especially fun to out fish John. :)

Thanks for the invite man.

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Howard Levett said...

Certainly does look beautiful John. I guess you've forgotten how to fish for those little suckers the rest of us fish for.

Carp Aficionado said...

That top photo is way, way cool.

JM said...

Oh Man, that 2nd pic just reeks of lingcod.