Another team from the oil fields joined us for a halibut/salmon combo trip. We had a very light load, with only 13 that could make it down, which bought us some extra time to target big fish in the morning. Typically on a combo, we are just going for numbers, so it was a nice change of pace for us getting to sit for big fish. The first two fish we landed were a 40lb halibut followed by a 75lb halibut caught on the jig. This was definitely a good sign of an awesome day to come. Shortly after, we landed 60 and a 90 pounder halibut. The tide started to slow down and it was time to move on. We arrived at our next spot dropping right on top of a huge ball of bait; usually a good sign halibut fishing. We filtered through small halibut until we limited with 26 halibut worth keeping. The salmon bite today was also hot. After a few moves, we finally located a nice cluster of bait fish holding some salmon. We filled the box with 48 silvers by 5:30pm. The weather had started to pick up with with a steady 15kt blowing from the SE. Hopefully this front passes by mid week.
Great job on the rods to day guys, it was a great trip. FISH ON!!