On our way in yesterday the weather was building and the SW wind blew through the night. The weatherman predicted up to 30 knots of West wind today so we decided to play it safe and stay close to home. Our intentions this morning leaving the dock was to remain inside Resurrection Bay to target Silver Salmon. I got word from a friend who was down the line that the weather wasn’t too bad until the half way point to our fishing grounds. I have a few spots for Halibut that are good for days when we can’t reach our normal fishing area. We rounded Cape Resurrection to no wind and a small ground swell and plopped out anchor in about 270′ of water.
The water was a bit deep where we fished but I’ve had great success in the past on a similar tide. It took no longer than five minutes before we caught our first Halibut. We only had 8 people and we managed to catch 11 Halibut between 15lbs to 60lbs. A couple of Salmon carcasses were attached to a few of the lines and what I believe to have been a Salmon Shark grabbed it and snapped the line about 1 minute into the fight. It took us by surprise as they usually do. I’m guessing it was in the 300lb range.
The sun peeked through the clouds and it became a beautiful day. We finished up our Halibut then went on the hunt for Silvers. It was slow but we picked away at them, running from spot to spot until reaching a limit of 24 fat ones. Water temperature was a bit hot today causing the salmon to be in the deeper water column, about 120′. Nobody on the boat including myself predicted today to turn out so good. Great job on the fish today guys, you all made me proud. FISH ON!