Had a great first trip. I ended up fishing less than 2 hours each rising tide during the middle of the swing. I averaged a fish every 10-12 minutes.
Cleaning table helps! I purchased a cheap card table on the way down, brought two stainless bowls, two roughneck plastic thingies and a 5 gallon bucket, plus 15 gallons of fresh water. It made cleaning fish a cinch. Had many compliments and shared table space with a few folks.
Have a string in the water!- During the first tide, I walked each fish out and threw them in a roughneck container. I watched the guys with the most fish. They didn't leave the water until they had 5 or more. I tied a piece of narrow diameter rope into a sling and put a brass suicide clip on the end. Worked quite well.
Reserve your parking spot at camp! It seems that fish fever drives some folks batty. There was one parking spot beside my camper. Some guy tried to park his 26' boat beside my camper and leave it for a while.
If the fish are hitting you in the legs and nobody is catching fish, move closer to the beach!
I'll be back down tomorrow to finish up our limit. The folks on the north side were super-nice. I had a blast meeting all the new people. Dipping was more fun than I expected. Bringing home skinless filets is super convenient.
If you head to the north shore of the Kasilof, feel free to stop by and say, "Hi!". I'll be in the first camper on the left. I'll be dipping the incoming tide, silver Nissan Titan with Green Topper.