Hobie kayaks are not just great for fishing, they're great for crabbing too. My biggest highlight of the day was the massive mother and calf Grey Whale that stopped by to visit.
I had a chance to take advantage of the great forecast last Tuesday and target Rockfish and Dungeness crab in Pacific City, Or. Besides the occasional passing Grey Whale the biggest highlight from the day was catching this bright blue Lingcod. I could see this fish as I was reeling it up at about 8 feet down and it looked like it was glowing blue. Definitely the highlight of the day. I did also catch 7 fat crabs that made for a tasty dinner. About 1 out every 10 or so Lingcod and Cabezon have this blue, green and sometimes purple pigment. It's OK to eat and not caused by nuclear waste from Japan. Biologists are still working on the exact reason, but most likely caused by genetics, chlorophyll from plants or ink from squid. Either way, they are delicious as always in fish tacos. :)
So I took the weekend off because my family are here visiting from Utah and California and this morning my mom said that she wanted fresh salmon for dinner. I said OK give me a couple hours and ran up to the mouth of the Klickitat and whacked these two.