Decided to give Montague another try today, despite the slow fishing and small tides previously this week. Picked a spot a bit shallower than our typical halibut grounds. The bite was slow but consistent. We boated a 60 pounder within minutes of anchoring and hooked up a few more on herring and the jigs off the stern of the boat. The salmon we used for bait was not as hot as the herring and the jigs. We gave the first spot some time hoping for some larger fish to come through. Near the tide switch we picked up a few more 40-50 pounders bumping the average up.
The weather was great with blue skies and 10 knots at most of westerly wind. The past week has been lumpy, foggy and raining so a break in the weather was definitley well deserved. Traveling over the fishing grounds I started to mark bait for the first time this year. Things are looking good for the Island, I hope it continues to pick up. FISH ON!