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ROUGH would be a good word for this tournament, especially on day 2. We managed to scratch out 7 fish which was good for a 9th place finish. We started in 160-170 fow on a south troll and went 2 for 4 by 10:00. We lost a big fish on a 400 copper that cut our fly leader. Pulled lines and ran out to 240 fow and hoped for some steel. Managed to go 5 for 5 in the last couple hours out deep. 1 coho and the rest were steelhead. Also landed a 4' maple branch out there which had us thinking we had a decent fish until it finally popped up 50' behind the boat.

On day 2 we made it out to 93 fow when they called the tournament. We turned to head back in motor started to overheat. WE took on so much water going out the bilge could not keep up and belts got wet and started slipping. We slowed down and the bilge finally caught up and the motor cooled down. Had a hairy ride into the channel and our captain did a great job maneuvering though the waves. Seen some very close calls in front and behind us. When we got to our slip we discovered we broke the water pump on the motor. Glad we were able to get back to port safely in those waves. Believe someone was keeping a eye on us yesterday!

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Glad u made it back in. We were in a 20ft century and was rocking pretty good. Never went on plane and decided to turn around,not worth it. They should of never let the boats untie from the dock and gone under delay. They saved face by canceling. Didn't see any close calls but knew all it takes is a second for things to go wrong. Once again glad u made it in safe.

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Yeah a delay would have probably been the way to go with how rapidly things were changing. Just from the time we left the pier heads to the time we made it back things had changed significantly. Glad you guys lucked out enough to get back under power, that could have gotten real ugly.

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