Another great day of weather and fishing for the M/V Sea Quest. With 22 clients on board we left the dock and steered towards a popular salmon spot not to catch a limit but to catch enough for Halibut bait. It only took 15 minutes before we had 16 Pink and Silver Salmon in the boat. We then travelled another hour to one of our favorite spots for big Halibut right at the start of a large incoming tide. The first fish to hit the deck was a Halibut weighing over 100lbs. The fishing was a bit slow, as it usually is while fishing for large fish but we were pulling them in fast enough to keep us from moving. By 1pm we had 2 fish over 100lbs and a few in the 50lb – 80lb range. The boat still needed 22 fish for a limit of Halibut so we slid off shore out of the rockpiles and onto the flats. As soon as we dropped anchor we immediatly were catching fish, ranging from 15lbs- 25lbs which are nice fish for a clean up spot. Within 45min the boat was limited out on Halibut so we tried a few drifts of Point Elrington to see if we could hook up on any nice Ling Cod. We only had enough time for 2 drifts but were able to catch 4 lings, unfortunatey only 1 was a legal Ling. 5 big Yellow Eye rockfish were also caught on the drift. Later we moved to the salmon grounds in search of some Coho Salmon. Within 10 minutes of mooching, the salmon bite was ferocious however the ratio of Pinks to Coho was 4/1. By 6pm we had landed 55 Silvers and made our way back to the barn. Killer day of fishing, great weather once again…and fun people made this trip a blast.
Thanks for coming out guys, the crew had a great day I’ll see you again soon. Fish On!