On Thursday evening after work, Bart and I packed up to head for Ilwaco, WA for the third annual sturgeon fishing trip that our friend Peter organizes. It was great fun and the weather was beautiful.
There were 14 of us this year and it looks like enough interest has been generated to fill two boats next year. It was like summer camp for a day. Everyone stayed at the same motel on Thursday night. We were right on the beach, though the only view I got was of Dave, Rocco, and Pat's room. Played a couple hands of euchre there.
We had to wake up at 4:15 a.m. to get to the dock by 4:45 a.m. Our captain and deckhand were very laidback, allowing us to cast our own lines, if you so desired. I caught the first sturgeon, but it was too small to keep. Dave Laken caught the largest, at 50". Luckily, I was able to nap on the boat before we docked, so I was refreshed for the drive home.
Unlike what you might think, we did not have sturgeon for dinner that night. We had fresh crab that we bought before heading home. We had the sturgeon the next evening at a premature Fourth of July party. Bart and Tyler are currently in the process of smoking the rest of all the sturgeon.
I took some decent photos with my crappy Intel digital camera. Choose View as a slideshow on the right hand side of the page.