2008 Top Three Fish for Each Species

Lingcod

Top Lingcod Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught State Caught Notes
110.0 Img_0082-thumb Img_0083-thumb  coosbayyaker 27.5 June 19, 2008 OR A fat lingcod that i was sure had to be30 inches when i was on the water, but it was only 27.5. Zoom-in
104.0 Bstevesfish2-thumb   bsteves 26.0 September 20, 2008 OR 2nd place Pacific City Classic. Witnessed by everyone there. Zoom-in
100.0 Ling_1-thumb Ling_2-thumb  Spot 25.0 May 31, 2008 OR 8 for 12 kept 2. She aint pretty but she sure tasted good! Zoom-in



Vermillion

Top Rockfish/Cabezon/Greenling Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught State Caught Notes
166.25 Vermillion_full-thumb Vermillion_tail-thumb Eyeing_the_otolith-thumb Spot 23.75 September 20, 2008 OR Tournament winning Vermillion Rockfish. Caught just after sunrise trolling a white 8" Scampi with 4oz of lead. In Image 3 Brian (bsteves) prepares to remove the otolith for an age assessment. This fish is older than some of the members here. Zoom-in
147.0 Kayak_fishing_019-thumb   kykfshr 21.0 May 31, 2008 OR another one that likes root beer Zoom-in
141.75 Imgp1038-thumb Imgp1039-thumb  polepole 20.25 September 19, 2008 OR Black caught the day before the Pac City Classic Zoom-in



Coho

Top Coho and other salmon Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught State Caught Notes
143.75 Bouy_10_coho_01-thumb Bouy_10_coho_02-thumb Bouy_10_coho_03-thumb kykfshr 28.75 August 29, 2008 OR A nice Coho Couple from B10. Spinners. Zoom-in



Chinook

Top Chinook Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught State Caught Notes
140.0 Jtp2008-08-25_6-thumb Jtp2008-08-25_5-thumb  steelheadr 35.0 August 25, 2008 OR 35in hen going upriver right around high tide using a Brad's Wobbler (thanks to Spot for the lure ID) Zoom-in
120.0 Coastal_chinook_002-thumb   kykfshr 30.0 September 21, 2008 OR North Coast Chinook caught on a rainbow spinner Zoom-in
118.0 3_30_08_springer-thumb 29_point_5_inches-thumb  Spot 29.5 March 30, 2008 OR Multnomah Channel Springer. Zoom-in



Steelhead

No Anadromous Trout Entries in the AOTY Pool




Trout

Top Land-locked Trout Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught State Caught Notes
210.0 Lakersize-thumb Lakerhead-thumb Lakeronwater-thumb polepole 30.0 May 31, 2008 WA 9 pound 4 ounce Laker caught on a Kwikfish Zoom-in
143.5 Fam___fish_011-thumb Fam___fish_012-thumb Fam___fish_014-thumb Pisco Sicko 20.5 November 29, 2008 WA Noggin Yakker and I fished the Rufus netpens, 11/29. Fishing was reported to be slow, but we found a pod and had multiple hookups. This one was 20.5" and pushing 5#. They're ugly on the outside, but sure fillet nicely! Zoom-in
134.75 Img_0070-thumb Img_0071-thumb  coosbayyaker 19.25 June 6, 2008 OR nice 19 inch brooder caught trolling at Upper Empire Lake in Coos Bay on a small size gold colored blue fox. Also caught an 18 incher and a 10 incher that was gut hooked so i couldn't release it. Zoom-in



Smallmouth_bass

Top Smallmouth Bass Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught State Caught Notes
157.5 061408_smallie-thumb 061408_smallie2-thumb  zeelander 17.5 June 14, 2008 WA Personal best smallie caught on the infamous "Fat Pepper" crank. Lake, Wa Zoom-in
157.5 Fishing_pictures_181-thumb Fishing_pictures_180-thumb  Pisco Sicko 17.5 July 6, 2008 WA On Sunday the 6th, went down to Brewster, on the Columbia, for summer kings. Still too early- I didn't see any caught. Didn't help that my FF went TU. Did catch a couple of smallies for consolation. Dragged a deep diving Rapala past a rocky point. The SMB were stationed along the current seam. The bigger one was 17.5" and the other was 14". Zoom-in
139.5 Smallmouth_9_14-thumb   Spot 15.5 September 14, 2008 OR Caught on the old faithfull, worm and splitshot. Zoom-in



Largemouth_bass

Top Largemouth Bass Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught State Caught Notes
136.0 Kayak_fishingcullaby_009-thumb   kykfshr 17.0 July 7, 2008 OR While waiting for the coast winds to calm. fished cullaby lake Monday evening. First cast with a spinnerbait landed this nice largemouth. Zoom-in
90.0 Img_4424-thumb   bsteves 11.25 June 28, 2008 OR Henry Hagg Lake, 4" Senko. Zoom-in
84.0 Largemouth_9_14-thumb   Spot 10.5 September 14, 2008 OR Caught trolling a crawdad crank bait at dawn Zoom-in



Panfish

Top Panfish/Surfperch/Walleye Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught State Caught Notes
115.0 Fishing_pictures_049-thumb   Pisco Sicko 11.5 June 15, 2008 WA Fished Patterson Lake, for Father's Day. Tried bassing, and was drop shotting a 4" worm when "Perchzilla" hit. Thought for sure I had a good SMB, until it hit the net. Last year, I caught a 14"er, so I may be able to upgrade, yet. Zoom-in
112.5 P5300147-thumb   Green Butt Skunked 11.25 May 30, 2008 OR Pulled a couple of Crappie's out of the wood pile accross from the launch, suprisingly this guy was pretty good size compared to the others. I share that spot as there were about a dozen folks fishing it when I left. Picture sux, but you can see the ruler at the bottom. Zoom-in
107.5 Img_4494-thumb   bsteves 10.75 October 12, 2008 WA Caught at Silver Lake WA on a small tube jig. Zoom-in



Sturgeon

Top Sturgeon Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught State Caught Notes
155.25 11_27_08_jaba_gets_a_sturgeon-thumb 11_27_08_sturgeon_1-thumb 11_27_08_sturgeon_2-thumb Spot 51.75 November 27, 2008 OR Happy Thanksgiving! Caught on pickled smelt and sandshrimp cocktail. Zoom-in





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