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Poxy Boggards
08-02-2010, 09:58 PM
Hey FNN,

First off a big thanks to Captain Erik and my Buddy Jae Gamboa. Jae and I have been friends forever, and we always try to get together to fish when I am in town. I called him as soon as I found out that I was heading up to the Bay Area. He said to plan for a saltwater trip.

There was talk of going for rockfish early in the week, but when we saw an opening of good weather, we decided to go for the prize that everyone was looking for King Salmon.

The day started at 4:00 AM, and we were quickly out the door by 4:30 headed to our scheduled meet up with Captain Erik and to pack up "Barely Legal". We got to the ramp right around 5:00 AM, and the wind was howling. We met up with our other fishing partner Eddy, and we set out in the dark.

This was the snottiest ride in the bay that i ahve ever experienced, and the first few hours were a bit nautical so to speak. We headed straight for Duxberry reef, and had our lines in the water by 7:00 AM. We tried trolling for a bit, but the weather was just making it to rough, and the captain opted for mooching.

Our first drift produced several shaker ling cod. About 40 minutes in two rods started to go off. My buddy Jae hooked into the first Salmon of the day weighing in at 21#'s

We then tried another drift, and had no more takers. Around noon the water laid down, and the captin said it was time to try the troll again. About 30 minutes in I get hit hard, and bring in my first King Salmon ever. Not bad at 15 Lbs.

We were blessed with one more troll fish at the end of the day. I also had 3 rockfish in the box at the end of the day, one about 4 Lbs or so. Enjoy the pics, big thanks again to Captain Eric and my Buddy Jae.

08-02-2010, 10:46 PM
SAWEEET "slammin salmon" Wes, that thing looks bigger than 15 lbs though...you must have long arms brotha! :Wink: Looks like you had a great trip up North, great pic with the Golden Gate in the background. Good seeing you on the board brotha, hope you are doing well.


08-03-2010, 10:12 AM
Awesome trip and report and pics, congrats on the sweet salmon and thanks for sharing.

Poxy Boggards
08-03-2010, 11:34 PM
Thanks TD! That was an epic trip that I will remember for the rest fo my life. Hope you are doing well also!


Poxy Boggards
08-03-2010, 11:35 PM
Thanks for the reply Fishbones!

Poxy Boggards

08-04-2010, 08:50 AM
Awesome day been waiting for a salmon post from SF bay. The salmon really have not been doing so well all year long. Monterey and Bodega Bay have had there moments. I use to fish the Duxberry reef as a kid. Going out the Potato Patch can be Tricky. Have seen 19 ft swells as going out the gate. Then you get around corner and its actually pretty nice. I see the ocean laid down for you. I really enjoy seeing some salmon. You really timed your trip just right. Those were probably Sacramento River run salmon. Awesome man great job.


Poxy Boggards
08-04-2010, 10:56 PM
Thanks for the reply Fishingbee! Yeah, it really laid down for us in the afternoon. Wouldn't want to be out there when there were 19 ft swells... The 6 - 8 footers we saw were plenty big enough LOL...

08-04-2010, 11:24 PM
A friend of mine told me they are running the beaches. Looking for big balls of bait. He said it has been oddly strange. Not knowing whats on the menu. Heard of Stripers in the 20 lb class. Halibut, Salmon and even some White seabass . The WSB pushing 30 to 50 lbs.


08-05-2010, 04:40 AM
Hey Wes, Nice going on the Salmon. Very cool fishing trip . Glad to see your still fishing . I am looking forward to this winters trout season. See you on the water then . Thanks for your report

Poxy Boggards
08-05-2010, 12:03 PM
Hey Patrick! Thanks for the reply bud. See you around this trout season.

08-10-2010, 03:29 PM
Looks like a great time... Did you save me a steak?

08-12-2010, 11:15 AM
What a fantastic trip, congrats on all the great catch!

Poxy Boggards
08-12-2010, 02:58 PM
Looks like a great time... Did you save me a steak?

You got it brotha! I've got one in the freezer for you. Too bad you couldn't make it over that Monday, cause it was awesome when it was super fresh. I'll bring one for you next time we meet up for fishing.


Poxy Boggards
08-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Thanks Wingnut! It was awesome having the opportunity to catch a Salmon. THanks for the reply.

08-16-2010, 03:58 PM
OMG wes, thanks for ruining my week. LOL congrats on that awesome salmon!!!!

11-08-2010, 10:34 PM
Nice King Wes!

I miss heading north with the family like about 40 years ago for the action on the Klamath River!