Way to get the kids into 'em!
Fyi Jeff, in summer during hot weather periods it common for the straits to be windy while the coast remains wind free. We often fish the ocean out of Neah when the central strait's forecast calls for 15-25kt, and often never see a breath of wind. Just the normal light summer light well and/or chop created by currents around the reefs and points.
Have fished Neah every weekend so far this year and will be back this weekend of course. With the exception of the opener (June 16th) it's been fantastic. Fish last weekend averaged 19-20lbs and a boat limit of 8 chinook each day. Oh yea, and wind free both days!!! True about the 40# you heard about. Infact, there were at least 3 40# class fish landed into Neah last weekend. 2 of which were caught in the vicinity of our boat. We never broke 25# last weekend, but got lucky to break the 30# mark back on June 24th. Maybe we'll get fortunate this weekend and have a chance to break 40#? We're gonna have the wives on board and that'd be a riot. They're around, that for sure.