Andrew went with me hand trolling on Monday. It was so choppy I would not have been able to fish I don’t think if he wasn’t there driving. The jacked up cleaning tray worked great. My back is still sore, but better. We caught 23, which is another good day and for sure I caught many more than I would have if Andrew wasn’t driving.
Too windy to go out to the hand trolling waters today, so I delivered my catch from yesterday to Chris, then took Andrew and his newly arrived daughter sport fishing. We only caught one coho, but it was a hog, and there were half a dozen crab in the pots, so the daughter got a good first boat ride and day fishing. When I got home, I decided to swap out the home made hand troll gurdies from Cannon to the Penn downriggers I picked up over the winter on craigslist.
It took a couple hours but once I did the first one, the second one went quickly. I like the brake on the cannon over the penn, but the penns are more skookum built, especially the handle, which is metal. I’ve already broken off 2 cannon handles. We’ll see how they fish tomorrow.