We left the dock at 7am and decided to do some prospecting out west. It was a beautiful morning with flat calm seas and the sun beating on our backs. The first place we dropped anchor was on top of a rock pile holding quite a few Yellow Eye rock fish but only a few halibut. 11am we picked anchor and travelled just shy of a mile to another promising rock pile. Within a few an hour, Chuck landed a 80lb halibut on the salmon carcass. We sat on that spot for 4 hours, and picked away at a limit of Yellow Eye and Halibut. This was our first trip to the Kenai fjords National Park this year, and it paid off well. The bite slowed down after the tide switch, so we pulled anchor in search of a a halibut limit.
Everyone on the boat was ecstatic about the fishing and the views. On our way home we stopped to watch a few Humpback whales playing and breaching. Perfect day on the water with great fishing and great people. I look forward to this Saturday’s trip. Weather is calling for East 10kt and 4′ seas, Sunday SE 15kt and 5’seas.