Well after some thought, I decided I had to go fishing on Super Bowl Sunday instead of watching the game. I guess being a Seahawks fan, I made the right choice because that ending would have been just a heart breaker to watch live.
It seems a little cold but the forecast looks ok. Get out of the pass and the flats before Sterling and it's 8 below zero! What? That's not what the weather report predicted. I hope its not 20 degrees colder than forecast in Homer! Get to Homer and its upper twenties to low thirties depending on the weather station. Wind was over 10 knots but the worst part I think was the wind seemed to be coming from the Southeast instead of the Northeast and so it did create some chop right in front of the Hotel.
Caught the fish using red label herring. I did catch a couple of nice clean p-cod and a yellowfin sole as well.
30 inch fish that was one of the fatter kings I have managed here. Had it for dinner Monday and it was AWESOME!
This king makes 6 consecutive months I have landed a king in saltwater from a kayak. Having called Alaska home since about 1971, I still have a hard time believing it can be done! It really is the kayak. Safety: I would not be trailering an ocean worthy vessel as often a I fish in these icy winter road conditions. Economics: Tough to drive 450 miles round trip for a chance at a single king salmon. But in a 30 mpg Honda civic its a lot less painful.
So here's the video: