It has been a rough summer for getting out fishing for me. Between wedding, family trips, and my Suburban down, my fishing has been limited. However, I was able to get out yesterday.
I waited for the tide to switch and got out at about 1pm. I put in at Sunrise beach park and trolled to the Narrows park. (about 6.5 miles.) My plan was just to go to Gig Harbor, but the wind was calm and I thought I could make it all the way to the narrows before the tide switch. There is a very strong current at the Narrows so paddling against it was not going to be possible for any length of time so it was pretty important that I make it or I would have to go the 4 miles back to Gig Harbor.
Stayed in the 80-110 foot range trolling at 69 feet with my downrigger at 1.8-2.0 mph. Of course having a 4lb weight with 69 feet of cable makes for a bit of resistance so a bit more than just a casual paddle. Had just one hit but just took part of the bait and did not hook up.
Great paddle with the only exciting bit being a gravel barge that decided to go under the bridge far right (when facing south) and I had to start early and work hard to get to the shore side of him. As it was he passed with in 25 yards and threw a complicated tall wake. But the Wavewalk did great.