Full day Halibut and Salmon combo trip. We started the day off fishing a 240′ hump that used to be a popular spot back in the 90’s, but has since been forgotten. I like to stop off at this spot once a year and see who’s home. A few people on the boat caught a couple Lingcod and four 35lb to 40lb Halibut. At 11 we pulled the anchor and moved to the Halibut grounds to try and limit the boat. It was a slow pick at first, but when the Halibut caught on to our scent trail the lines started bobbing and Halibut started hitting the rails. We caught close to a limit then switched gear and started searching for Silvers.
The radio chatter indicated that the Silver fishing was slow for the fleet. We tried a spot that had not yet been hit by other charter boats. Only one Silver Salmon was caught even though the spot looked fishy. Unfortunately, it showed no signs of a productive Salmon bite. Later we pulled in where the rest of the charter boats were picking away at Silvers. By 5:45 we had caught fifteen and it was time to hit the barn.
The Sea Quest has a full day Salmon trip tomorrow with 31 kids. Hopefully tomorrow will bring a few more Salmon into the gulf. FISH ON!