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FOGGY is the word for yesterday. When I left the dock it was clear but looking down the Broads, I saw the huge fog bank approaching. By the time I was setup, it was socked in good.15-20 visibility for about 2 hours. At one point, I hear a voice coming out of the fog "Hello...can you hear me?" and a kayak appears just off my port side. "Can you tell me which way to Bear Island?" Well he was heading toward Long Island and about 2 miles away from Bear. I set him on a bearing and asked if he needed help but he was intent on making it himself. I wouldn't have wanted to navigate without a GPS out there today...it was hard keeping the boat straight even with it.
You did better than I did. I caught 1 8-inch salmon, several smallies and a nice 3.5# rainbow. Water temps around 57 on the Broads first thing in the AM and climbed to 67 later in the day.
My son and I caught 4 salmon quickly before the fog rolled in and then not a bite. We packed it in at 7:45am because I was so disoriented in the fog I was driving some crazy patterns even with the GPS. A closer than wanted meeting with another troller appearing suddenly out of the fog helped make up my mind.
The salmon were a 7" recent hatchery graduate, 15" 2 yr. old, and two 19" 3 yr. olds. Fortunately the little guy took a single hook DB and should make a full recovery. We kept one of the 19" salmon for lunch and released the rest. White or Orange with dots, DB's, Needlefish, Chev Chase lures. 2 on riggers 22-24', 2 on flatline leadcore 3-4 colors.
We lost just about 2hrs fishing. Because of the fog. We have no gps luckly we were close enought to rattlesnake. That we could catch a glance every once and a while.So we didn"t get into any trouble.And just hung around there. But other than that we caught fish all day.Left at 2 pm. Thanks for the reports.