I left the dock with a light load today so we had some extra time to sit for some larger fish. The first spot we tried, however, did not produce anything but a 6 pound halibut. After 1.5 hours we gave up our big fish dreams and decided to go for action instead. We travelled another 45 minutes to a spot that has been great to us the past two days, averaging 15-35lb halibut. The bite was super fast with fish on all around the boat at all times. We had 17 limits plus a crew limit in an hour and 15 minutes. After cleaning all the blood off the boat from our massive kill, we hung the rods and travelled another 35 minutes to a area we haven’t yet tried for Silver Salmon. There were already a few boats in the spot which can either be a good thing or a bad thing. Within minutes of baiting the hooks the fish started flying over the rail 2 by 2. By 4pm we had 57 silvers and 38 halibut.
There was little wind and the fog burned off by early morning. Blue bird skies and great fishing is about all we could ever ask for. What a season! I don’t want to jinx the weather but we haven’t been blown off the water all summer. We have our first all day halibut trip tomorrow and we are excited about the possibility of hooking up with some big halibut. See you out there! FISH ON!!!
Jaymes Kine with his first Silver Salmon -16lbs