Now that fall approaches, the fish at Richard's marina is getting a bit more hungry. Usually, we'll start fishing an hour before sunset to try a while for pike, and then switch over to Chinook Salmon once it gets a bit darker.
There is a particular lure that works well, and a stop-and-go retrieve proved deadly yet again.
Unfortunately, a line of thunderstorm chased us off the water before we can work on the salmon. Richard did get a good hit just before the lightning got too close.
We decided to hit the clubhouse for a while to wait out the storm...but a few beers later, the storm was still going strong. Instead, we decided to sleep on the boat and give it a try in the morning.
The 4am alarm came way too quickly, but we were enthusiastic and chucking glow-in-the-dark spoons in the early morning. It was still drizzling and nothing much was going on.
About 5:30am, I finally had a hit and it was another little pike. It got off just as we were netting it.
Once it got brighter, I switched back to ole trusty and had a missed hit and a follow from two pike. That was it for the morning though.