Opening day for Snapper at False Klamath Coveby John Sutter on 05/26/10
It was beautiful on May 15th for the opening day of snapper fishing. Matt and I went south from the put-in off the beach. This section may be closed at some point if proposed marine reserves are approved so we thought we'd better get in there while we could. A giant rock just off shore was amazing to watch there were many nesting mures. A flight of pelicans came overhead flying in formation as they do.
Matt and could have easily caught our limits but pinched our barbs after six fish and let the rest go. All of the fish were blue and black snapper, the bread and butter of the northwest coast. No ling cod today.
Landing the boats on the way back was a bit tricky. Timing is important when landing on the beach even with swells of five feet. No spills today. Lots of folks stopped by as we were cleaning fish and putting away gear.