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    Default Pws 4-28-07

    For those of you that didn't make it out. I love PWS!!!! Doesn't get much better than this!
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    You just had to rub it in didn't ya! Sure looked like an awesome day to be out.

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    What did you catch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Denter View Post
    What did you catch?
    Tried a new spot for Shrimp (got 55.... all but three were spots) One 40lbs halibut and one skate. I think it is still a bit early to be fishing for halibut in under 400 feet of water. Another few weeks should make a difference.

    Was nice to scratch the itch!!
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    Couldn't of been that great, I think I almost saw the edge of a cloud in the picture ;-)

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    Question Parking and Ramp Conditionas?

    Haven't launched from whittier this year yet. I was curious about the ramp conditions (craters) and parking across the tracks. D-man your picture is inspiring!

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    D Man,
    were you out near kings bay? we saw a searunner out there. On friday ,the parking lot was not plowed,so we parked near the ramp.Everyone got parking tickets. On sunday there was alot of ice in culross.

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    As of 04/26-04/27 the parking area across the tracks was NOT open.

    As for the ramp... Seemed fine to me... But I'll clarify by saying I'm only launching a 20' searunner and I've always used the ramp closest to the Harbor Master's officer. It's the one you guys with big boats avoid... That's why I use it.

    Was indeed BEAUTIFUL... Spent all of thursday scouting a few areas I've wanted to see to the south... Spent the night and then spent Friday touring the area to the north... Ran a total of 139 miles and loved every last second of it... Can't wait for it to warm up a little and can't wait for the fish'n....
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    Yes, it was perfect this weekend (and last). Launched Saturday morning, went to Montague where we caught our limit of halibut (one 40-pounder was caught on 20-lb test and salmon rod), one rock fish, and two lings (that we released). The water all the way to Montague was as flat as the picture in the first post. Saturday night at Perry, took out Sunday afternoon. Almost felt like we had the Sound to ourselves. I asked my buddy if it felt like spring was here and no one else had realized it yet! We got lucky the last two weekends with the weather.

    The ramp is as it was at the end of last year. Patched, but not fixed. If the parking lot (the one WAY over there) is not ready to be parked in when you get there, you'll need to pay for parking at the Harbormaster's office and then you can park in the paved lot by the ramps. Can be very difficult when you're ready to park in or pull out of the lot when it's pretty full. Might have to unhitch your trailer and roll it by hand some to make things fit.

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    We were also out in PWS all weekend. The parking lot is now open, although it still has some snow in it. They will start charging this Tuesday according to the harbor master. We parked the camper there Saturday night.

    Saturday was dead flat seas all day long. We launch at about 9AM Saturday and made our way through Culross Passage, little ice, no big deal. Saw whales just out of the south end of Culross. We headed toward Lone Island, fished there for a while, still too early. Seals on the Buoy.

    It was so nice we went out to naked island and fished in about 400-500 feet of water. Found a hump that was loaded with rock bass. I was treating some active duty Air Force guys and they had a blast.

    On Sunday, Flat dead calm in the morning and spent most of the day in Ester passage. What a great place. No bear signs yet. Lots of snow still on the ground. When we came out the south end it was a little choppy. We headed to Culross again and on the way about 20 porpoises found us and were rolling in front and under the boat. We stopped for a bit, took pictures (will share later as we are still in the film age). Then I put the wife up on the bow and started again and they would roll next to the boat, look at the wife, and then jump in front of her. Some would jump to splash her. It was great and really made her day.

    Later in the day it started to cloud up and the temp started to drop. When we left Whittier it started raining. Fuel at the dock was $3.03 a gal. In all we traveled about 200 miles this weekend. Great weekend!

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    Saturday got to the tunnel just before it opened. Ended up being the third guy in the second line. Mentally prepared myself for a long wait. Got to the other side and everyone jumped in line for the end ramps. I checked the ramp by the harbor masters office and it had enough water so I eneded up being the third person launched there. Parked the truck in the parking lot accross the tracks reguardless of it being open, last year they told me not to park in the area near the launches. Launches were about like last year.

    Took off from the harbor and spent about the first half hour listening to the sound of smashing through a thin layer of ice on top. Nothing to slow you down just enough to hear.

    Spent the day exploring all around port wells area. Should have gone out further with the water that way, but my main mission was mostly to test everything after the winter and scratch the itch.

    Have a safe and enjoyable boating year!
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    Hey Dman,

    I saw you. I was also at the first group of folks and it was funny as everyone else rushed to the other launch, I too use the one by the harbor masters office. My boat is a bit smaller, 20' wooldridge (Northern Comfort). You can always tell who I am as I fly the "Stars and Bars" on my boat. Southern bred by the grace of God!

    I wonder if the Forum stickers are ready yet. Be nice to be able to identify each other.

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    Spent every morning for the last week out cruising around. The weather has been great!!! Tried some new shrimping grounds with no successes. No fishing yet, just skiing.

    Bears were out and about


    as were the other critters



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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBassking View Post
    Hey Dman,

    I saw you. I was also at the first group of folks and it was funny as everyone else rushed to the other launch, I too use the one by the harbor masters office. My boat is a bit smaller, 20' wooldridge (Northern Comfort). You can always tell who I am as I fly the "Stars and Bars" on my boat. Southern bred by the grace of God!

    I wonder if the Forum stickers are ready yet. Be nice to be able to identify each other.
    Hey stickers would be cool! I was there for sure. I ended up backing off the dock and bobbed around while waiting for the truck to get parked. Not allot of dock room at that launch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeze View Post
    Spent every morning for the last week out cruising around. The weather has been great!!! Tried some new shrimping grounds with no successes. No fishing yet, just skiing.

    Bears were out and about


    as were the other critters


    Can't open your pics!

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    Thumbs up great picts!

    DMan and Freeze- great pictures. This is my favorite time to be out in the Sound. Great water, great scenery, great times! Life is good!
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Freeze,

    Was that your group in the two C-Dorys in Cochran?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Hey stickers would be cool! I was there for sure. I ended up backing off the dock and bobbed around while waiting for the truck to get parked. Not allot of dock room at that launch.
    When I lunch, I try to go over where the fish cleaning station, if a slip is open and try to get out of the way. It's a little frustrating when you go to back down the ramp and you can't even launch your boat because other are dink'in around.

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    Default I too launched the last two weekends

    and saturday was about 4th to launch at the small ramp. Slaughterhouse is my boat. I have two stickers but never thought about putting them on the boat. we did 150 miles out to knight and back around some other islands. Seen some tracks but didn't go to shore. Looked like nothing was moving on the beaches yet. We came up on two different pods of porpoise this weekend and one huge one last weekend, like well over 40. two whales between knight and south culross but they dove pretty quick. looked like humpies. should start getting pretty hot for bears pretty quick. about time to start spending the night and do some actual hunting. we caught a bunch of rock fish and something big that we didn't land. Jigging for rock's and something bent a 80# fenwick over like a twig, love that salt water fishing, never know what you are going to catch.

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    OK already, you guys are killing me! I'll be happy if we have half as good weather this coming weekend. Is it Thursday yet?

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