The weather has been a bit shaky this spring, but we were able to find a window to get to where we wanted. We left the dock with a full boat and headed in the Easterly direction. We arrived at the first spot just in time to catch the tail end of the Ebb tide. Within 5 minutes of dropping our lines we had already hooked our first halibut, a solid 30 pounds. Hog hunting can be a slow daunting experience that is sometimes boring- but this day was a bit different. The bite continued to pick up through the slack tide, landing ten fish ranging between 50-100lbs. Good thing we picked up bullets prior to today’s trip!
Unlike most days the Halibut were hitting on a variety of bait. Salmon, herring, and jigs were all effective so these fish were hungry. We picked up about twenty fish at the first spot all over 20lbs. This was a full day Halibut trip so after about 4 hours at our first spot we pulled anchor and moved towards the bio-mass of Halibut about 1/2 hr away. It took us about 45 min to get the bite going but once the fish located the boat it was fish on everywhere. A terrific start to the 2012 season! It was memorial day so we figured it would be a good opportunity to hang some of our catch at the dock.
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