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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
By Dave Graybill
When my fishing buddy Mike McKee invited me to travel to Bellingham and join some folks for a day of spot prawn fishing, I jumped at the chance. I had heard how popular this fishery is but had never experienced it myself. Our captain was Paul Herrman, who lives in Pasco, but does the prawn thing every year. He had his boat set up for it; power puller and all. Also on board was George Baughman, a regular on these adventures and Nick Graham. We launched about 7 at the Port of Bellingham marina and ran out and around Lummi Island to reach the fishing grounds. We hit a great day for this. There were broken clouds with lots of sun showing through and relatively flat seas. It was quite an operation baiting the pots, dropping them at likely locations, finding them with GPS and then retrieving them from 350 feet of water. The crew worked like a well-oiled machine, and by 11:00 had our limits. We each got to take home 80 of these extremely tasty critters. About all I could do was help break heads off our catch and bag them for the cooler. It was a terrific experience with a delicious reward!