Take me home where the Salmon Roam– Dux

26 Jul


Arrived at Duxbury on Friday at 5:30 a.m. I was greeted by three commercials working near shore. On the way out I was marking massive bait up and down the column right outside the breakers. I made my way past the SMR and starting working the bait.

Charter boats starting arriving by 8:30 a.m. with minimal boats traffic to spook the fish. At 9:00 a.m. I was greeted by a commercial fisherman by the boat name Sandee who cursed me and threatened to call the coast guard cause I was in his way.?? We exchanged unpleasant works and he left muttering “DAMN KAYAK FISHERMAN”. I really don’t know what to say cause I have every right to fish the ocean as much as the next guy. Sometimes a Dick is just a DICK on or off the water.

Beautiful weather on the coast. Minimal swells and light wind all day.
Scattered bait up and down the column with most of the fish caught on the bottom in the morning hours. The bite switched up to a top surface bite by late morning after a long Lull period of nothingness.

I was trolling a green FBR behind a triangle UV flasher when my pole takes a big “HIT” and starts to bounce wildly. (Common salmon hit). After a few initial runs and head shakes I get her in the net easily (She was still running HOT). THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOSE. She jumps wildly in the net splashing frantically…pushing forward then takes a few dives in the net then tries another jump at which time I saw the barbless hook pop off!! I controlled the NET letting her do her thing. She slowly loses gas then I came in for the END GAME. Landed her and placed her in the HULL.

PUlled out my trolling gear and drop back to my depth…even before my pole hits the range, I was getting bumps on my bait.
I slow trolled my bait with rod in hand,then a salmon slams the BAIT HARD!! It take some hard runs and Pops off!! argh!!
Re-riggged and placed my pole in the ROD holder (Trolling set up just dangling). Worked on my mooching set up THEN another FiSH HIT MY LINE and PEELS ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzz… Grabbed my pole but it spit the hook. Took out my mooching ROD and drop to my depth. IMMEDIATELY got nibbles…I worked it slowly then set the hook. The fish ran and came off…ARGH!!


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By now the school passed me and I wasn’t getting much action. I trolled around again for about an hour then called it a day. Life’s good. — L.A

2 Replies to “Take me home where the Salmon Roam– Dux

  1. I’ve always wanted to give this a try on the yak. Where do park/launch? Is the “green bouy” obvious ? Where to paddle to?

    • Steve, the green buoy is pretty obvious, just go straight out and paddle, you can’t miss it. At Bolinas you can launch at Wharf rd or Brighton Ave. As long as you can get pass the wave sets life is pretty good. Good luck!

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