Blessed again to another day of calm seas and minimal winds, perfect conditions for all the men to go out charter fishing in the morning. They left early with hopeful anticipation of catching many “big ones”. Meanwhile, those of us still at the dock decided to take the inflatable outside of the harbor and go tide pooling.
As we made our way out of the harbor, we were immediately followed by a very large male Steller Sea Lion which made for good photo-ops. We traveled past a sea otter to a nearby rocky beach and poked around.
We decided that the conditions looked calm enough to make the crossing over to George Island with its welcoming sandy beach and tide pools full of shore crab, colorful anemones, sculpins and numerous other intertidal critters. After an enjoyable expedition viewing all sorts of critters and being mindful of the conditions, we decided head back to Elfin Cove. Shortly after arriving the charters started returning with their catches and their stories.
Every boat came back with plenty of fish! Mason and Robert from Thea came back with a King, Coho and a few black rockfish. Steve, Holden and Joe from Artic Star caught salmon and a coveted halibut. Harvey, Scott and wee William caught salmon and a few black rockfish. It was reported that 5-year-old William was content for the entire 7 hours and was ready for more tomorrow! Artic Star’s charter skipper accompanied the tranquil fishing experience with some Ozzie Ozborne tunes…wonder what the fish thought about that!
The NW Explorations’ Flotilla is having fresh fish for dinner tonight!