Monday, July 25, 2011

Deep Sea Fishing on the Oregon Coast

On August 6th, 2010, my wife Lisa & I departed Sierra Vista, Arizona in our 40 Country Coach Class A motor home. We sold everything...the house, nearly every stick of furniture & blew out of there! Since then, so many good and bad things have happened & it would take me a month just to include in this blog so, I'll start right about last week. (I will later go to my journal and copy/paste some of what happened since last August to this blog)
We spent the past 2 weeks at a Thousand Trails campsite in Pacific City, Oregon. It was very enjoyable. Last Saturday, I went deep sea fishing on the Eagle Dory.

 A Dory is a flat bottomed fishing boat...thgere were going to be several customers on the boat but all but myself cancelled out. So I would up going out at 5am with Captain Dave Stiles and his 2 crew members George and Bob. When you go fishing on the Eagle, you get the royal treatment. They supply everything including bait & tackle plus they bait your hook and hand you the pole. Then, it's your job to reel in anything you catch but when it gets close enough to the boat, the crew takes it off the hook and does what must be done to a fish when you catch one. (I hate doing that part!)
During that 6 hours of fishing, all 4 of us maxed out with 7 sea bass each!

 I also caught a quillback (look it up; one ugly fish but they taste good I'm told...I'll find out later this week when I thaw it and grill it up!),  Then, I reeled in 2 Ling Cod (they're pretty ugly too!); one 10 pounds

the other 8 pounds. THEN, I caught a 50 to 60 pound halibut! Check it out!:

 Unfortunately, they're not in season and there are strict rules thatcould send you to jail if you bring one in! We had to release it! It took me a half hour to drag it in! Oh well! Then, when we all gathered afterward at Dave's he fileted ALL the fish

and gave it to me; including the fish they caught! It was probably 30 pounds of fish!

(I vaccuumed seal all of it in protions and stuffed the freezer in the mnotorhome and will be giving a lot of it away as we travel and meet new people) But wait! That's not all! On the way back to shore, Dave stopped by his 4 crab pots and dragged out 20 crabs

which he proceeded to cook and GIVE TO ME! ALL of it!

Yesterday Lisa & I completely cleaned all of them and are having crab Louie tonight! We ended up with 4 pounds of crab meat most of which I portioned and vaccuum sealed for later. We had Ling Cod tacos last night. But wait again! Dave also threw in a 2 pound elk steak

from one he bagged in January! It was absolutely melt in your mouth tender.
Yesterday, Sunday, we relocated to Portland where we now are.

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