NorthWest Kayak Anglers

2017 Humpy Kayak Classic Aug. 19th 2017

Sorry for the late post, but here it is.

You can send your Tournament Fee of $40 via PayPal to
Waivers must be received by no later than Aug. 14th. or drop it off to me prior to launching. See poster below for details.
We have other great prizes other than the 1st Place Jackson Kayak Kraken 13.5. I will be posting more info in the next few days.

as part of your $40 Entry Fee.

Tournament Event Location: Dash Point State Park. ALL Fish must be checked in by 3pm. All Participants must turn in, Email or Mail in a signed waiver prior to launching/fishing. Mail to PO Box 44111, Tacoma WA 98448 by Aug. 16, 2017. $40 Entry Fee must also be paid prior to fishing. Payment can be made via PayPal to and payment can be dropped off on day of the tournament. This is a Total Weight of Bag Limit Tournament, Winners will be determined by the total weight of up to 2 Pink Salmon (Humpies) Caught but will accept other Salmon Species if caught on the day of the tournament and is part of the participants daily bag limit. Just a reminder, you do not need to launch from Dash Point State Park, there are other close locations suc

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There are still places on this earth free from the wanton tinkerings of man.  Places fierce yet fragile.  Places that remind a man of both his power and insignificance.  Cochrane Bay is one such place.

Day 4 August 18th, 2013 (7:30 PM)

Last Fishing day of an exploratory trip to a far corner of Prince William Sound.  Hour 41 on the water and an unsatisfied dream of catching my 1st Pacific Halibut feels the chilly approach of a cruel dawn. 

A fruitless morning spent torturing greenling on the unseen slopes of a deepwater mound was followed by an afternoon of exploring yet more ‘virgin’ territory.  This time, across the mile wide Cochrane Bay.

The crazy chase of contour lines drew only frustration. While I did enjoy playing bump and run with the local harbor seals and soaking in the hyper realistic Alaskan landscape, my Halibut fishing has proved to be less than impressive.  *Sigh*  Two greenling sipping water from the pedal side of the mirage drive hole remind me that I’m not done.  But damn…. I feel done. 

The wind and horizontal rain that kicked up during our initial crossing is finally starting to subside.  Akfishergal, (Manolin to my Santiago) has already called it quits.  She’s enjoying 1:1 time wit

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There are many ways to catch Spring Chinook in Portland’s waterways. Many big fish are taken locally using various techniques
such as drifting eggs, trolling cut plug herring, Quick Fish, Flat Fish and Salmon Spinners.  However, my personal favorite and
most deadly technique is using Prawn Spinners. They are  deadly for much of the springtime run, and their efficiency in taking
large salmon, increases as spring passes through.

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The Rig
The job of this rig is to get your bait down to where the salmon are and allow your herring to spin freely.  

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Kayak trolling can be a real drag….  No, not that kind of drag.  Rather, the kind of drag that makes you wish you had a rudder and
outdrive.  While 6oz of weight and a spinning herring
are manageable, the addition of a flasher or dodger can easily prove to be too much.  Enter the KoneZone flasher.  With its slow roll and
reduced drag, the KoneZone flasher is perfectly
suited to kayak trolling.

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Heres how I decide to “GO” or not..

Keep in mind that these are just forecasts, they can be much better and they can be much worse.  With experience, and access to several sources, you will get better and better at finding those
“doable” days.  Keep in mind if you only fish when the forecast is  “absolutely perfect” you won’t fish much.  Sometimes you just need make an educated guess and “roll the dice”,  heading to the
coast to decide if its “doable” when you get there.

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