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« on: June 20, 2018, 03:46:37 pm »
I headed out from Dover this morning as near as I could get to the solstice (it's tomorrow, but I have a doctor's apointment).

Initially figured I'd try for a gummy, so trundled out of the bay and "around the corner" to a spot outside the line that demarcates the shark protection zone.  Unfortunately, although conditions were largely calm, there was a steady northerly breeze running down the Channel that had a 2-3foot slop in the area I was in.  Not comfy for a 14-foot runabout!  Tried nosing into a small bay out of the wind and slop, but I combed the whole thing and couldn't find any sign of smooth bottom on the sounder - and one thing I do know is that you don't easily get gummies over rocks and weed!

So I headed back into Port Esperance; tried a couple of new spots for flatties and managed half a dozen keepers for a feed - nice clean, firm fish as usual in winter.  Also dredged up a few nice salmon for a bit of sport.  The day was brilliant, and the scenery its usual panoramic best:

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(First time in several years I've fished the solstice and not seen snow on Adamson's Peak!)

Now, let the days start growing longer again!

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 07:29:46 pm »
Lucky you. I need a fishing fix even if it is only for a flattie cool1
What has 4,882km's of coastline? think1

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 11:54:32 am »
Gee it must be nice to be retired.  envy1

Love the pic, would have been classic with a snow cap.

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 09:04:03 pm »
Here you go - different angle, mid-winter 2016

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