Neah Bay and Area 10 Report

Mike

Active Member
#16
It is a 4 Runner V8. It pulls the boat no problem. A 6 cylinder 4Runner wouldn't have any problems pulling that size boat either. The 6 cylinder has a capacity up to 5,000 lbs and I believe the Sport model comes with a tranny cooler as a standard option.

Mike
 

gt

Active Member
#17
thanks topwater, i stand corrected. the VTS actually starts at 125W. the 'recommended' two way route is pretty close in to the S of the actual VTS lanes and that is where you are likely to encounter tugs and tows as they travel at a considerably slower pace than the commercial traffic.

check the west marine site for radar reflectors or google the phrase and read all about just how they work.
 
#19
topwater, thanks for the link to that NOAA chartviewer. Awesome.

My experience on some large boats has been that those aluminum radar reflectors, commonly seen on sailboats, are very effective and throw a big signal back. Wonder how rigging one on a VHF antenna would work?

Neah Bay someday...

JR
 

alpinetrout

Banned or Parked
#20
My experience on some large boats has been that those aluminum radar reflectors, commonly seen on sailboats, are very effective and throw a big signal back. Wonder how rigging one on a VHF antenna would work?
I'm trying to come up with a mount for mine that will fit in a rocket launcher so I can put it up when needed and stash it out of the way when I don't.
 

Yak

Active Member
#22
Hey Chris (topwater),

Boy I sure remember some good times out at NB and sure looks like it's going to get good this year. Too bad you are not around to run the boat and release fish, after fish, after fish...couple pics of the good times.

Jack Beer
 

Chris Bellows

Your Preferred WFF Poster
#23
thanks for the quick trip down memory lane jack.

i'll never forget that day on swiftsure, literally the best and longest coho bite i've ever experienced. the way the current and wind worked i never had to reset the drift and it was 2-3 hours of literally non-stop coho on cast flies. just running from one rod to the next to release fish and retie clousers.

chris
 

Salmo_Gairdneri

Another Fly Fisher
#24
thanks for the quick trip down memory lane jack.

i'll never forget that day on swiftsure, literally the best and longest coho bite i've ever experienced. the way the current and wind worked i never had to reset the drift and it was 2-3 hours of literally non-stop coho on cast flies mooched herring. just running from one rod to the next to release fish and retie clouserscut more herring.

chris
Hi Chris,

Fixed that for you. Stop perpetuating the myth that coho eat flies.

Thank you.

-t
 

Richard E

Active Member
#25
Hey Chris (topwater),

Boy I sure remember some good times out at NB and sure looks like it's going to get good this year. Too bad you are not around to run the boat and release fish, after fish, after fish...couple pics of the good times.

Jack Beer
Those are some nice coho! A buddy of mine fished with Chris several times, and they had some epic (by my buddy's and my standards, but a regular ol' day by Chris's standards) fishing days. You know, 80+ coho between three guys, that kind of stuff.

I bet this is the time of year when Chris wishes he were back in the NW catching saltwater coho! :thumb:
 

Joepa

Joe from PA
#26
Had an epic day myself Saturday. Into fish all day from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm (didn't really count but I brought 15 fish to hand between 7PM and 9PM and it was like that pretty much all day). Coho up on the surface all day in the rips. Mixed bag of wild and hatchery fish, but mostly wild fish. Some of the clipped fish were large. Didn't bother to fish for Rockfish until Sunday and it was very slow for those fish. Heard the gear guys complaining about how slow it has been the last few weeks for Rockfish. Do those fish move off the kelp into deeper water at times?
 

Joepa

Joe from PA
#28
Yeah, that absurd limit and the resulting bonkfest is one of my major soapbox issues, but at least for me, I've noticed a pattern with black rockfish around Waadah in recent years (i.e. awesome fishing in early July, much slower fishing in later July/August). I guess it's just a matter of time before the fish are mostly gone from the entire area (like they appear to be now from the jetty) but still, things seem to rebound every year - at least early season.