What a day on the Sea Quest! We weren’t sure if today’s charter was going to happen with the weather as bad as it was for the past two days. Last night at 11:30pm there was 33 knots of wind and 11′ seas over the fishing grounds. This morning we woke to blue skies and no wind, however there was a large groundswell which didn’t seem to matter.
The first fish of the day was Greg’s 171 pound halibut. It was caught on a jig and Greg did a great job of fighting this fish to the boat. The current leader for the halibut derby was 145 pounds, so Greg took the lead by more than just a few. There is 16 days left for the Seward halibut derby, I hope this one makes it in the top three. Greg has been fishing with me for the past 9 years and remembers the days when I was baiting hooks and staring out of the back of the boat rather than the front. He deserved this fish and I’m glad he was the one to hook it. Great job, Greg!
We also landed multiple fish around 100 pounds and a few nice turkeys to go with it. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s trip and hope we can keep up the momentum.. FISH ON!