Where do I start…Perfect weather, perfect tide and a whole lot of hungry halibut. Today’s trip is one for the 2012 highlights page. We anchored up in one of my favorite spots close to Montague and waited for the incoming tide to funnel through the structure. As soon as the tide was right the fish starting jumping into the boat. We were hooking up with 50+ halibut on all types of bait all over the boat. It didn’t matter what you were using or where you were standing today as long as you were holding a fishing pole.
By 11:30 we had already landed 7 big fish and the bite was still hot. The largest fish of the day was brought in on a salmon carcass, The fish pulled harder than any fish we’ve hooked this year, making 5 big dashes back to the bottom refusing to surrender. At the dock we hung fourteen of our big fish all weighing over 50lbs. Our big one put us in 3rd place for the derby, weighing 176lbs. There are only a few days left for the tournament, hopefully we see some 200+ pounders hit the dock soon with some tickets in hand. FISH ON!!
Seward Halibut Tournament Standings 2012:
1st Place-ProFishNSea Charters- #187lbs
2nd Place- Sea Quest-#181
3rd Place- Sea Quest-#176
3rd Place #176lbs