I want to get the old Whaler wet next weekend. She is 30 years old with the original 70 horse Johnson on her. For its age the motor is really low hours and has been nothing but reliable. She also has an 8 horse Mariner kicker for a little added security.
She hasn't been run much in the last 5 years, though it has been tuned every spring and winterized every fall in OR. Basically, I want to take a little shake down cruise next weekend weather depending of course.
Is there a reasonable chance of finding rockfish fairly close in? Ultimately, if a couple shake downs go well I would like to fish up in Port Wells and maybe a halibut mission out of Ninilchik.