BP booked the boat again for their annual Halibut and Lincod trip. The boat has been at the dock for the previous three days due to a low pressure system hanging above the Gulf. Finally the weather has cleared and the sea state has come back to normal. The grounds were full of fish! All of our big baits were getting slammed all day and an unbelievable amount of bait has finally showed up at Montague. We had a similar scenario in 2009 with the halibut and salmon showing up late. All that means is great fishing in the fall months.
We started with halibut today targeting big ones, we got a few in the 50-70lb range. Moved on to lings in the afternoon when the tide slowed down a bit. The lingcod bite was out of control, we landed 25 keeper lingcod on the jigs in an 1.5 hours. It was getting late in the day and I really needed the next halibut spot to produce. We found a massive school of bait in 180′ of water and dropped the anchor and Bam! fish on!!! Thanks Mike for bringing another group of fun people. See you again soon.