We had an exclusive charter rented out by Midas of Anchorage. 28 guys with coolers packed with little food and lots of beer came out to do some serious combo fishing. We started the day off by limiting the boat with 54 halibut by 11:30 this morning. The bite was great with not a single shark caught…a plus for those of us that have to deal with line frays and tangles due to the dogfish. We traveled back towards Cape Resurrection to find some Silver Salmon. We dropped the anchor instead of drifting to try to school the fish up under the boat. After chumming for about 5 minutes the salmon showed up, and they were hungry. To say the salmon are “in” would be an understatement. The salmon fishing in Seward over the past two years has been tough and to have limited the boat would have be a hard task to complete. This year however has been great, the salmon not only showed up early in large numbers, they are very ferocious as well. On every halibut/salmon combo this year we have managed to limit the boat out, even with groups of 34 on exclusive charters. A big relief for us Seward captains. Hopefully they stick around long enough for the Salmon Derby, which in years past seems to be the time the salmon start dwindeling down.
After the salmon slaughter we did a little touring through the bay. The weather was again flat calm with little wind coming out of the SW. The calm weather might be another culprit of why the salmon fishing is so great. It seems they scatter when the weather gets nasty. I look forward to tomorrows trip, we have 16 fisherman coming out on a full day halibut trip. We have tons of salmon carcasses from todays trip that will make some valuable free bait for tomorrow. Some big halibut hit the dock this week, with one weighing in at 300lbs and another just under 290lbs. Weather should be great lets hope there are still a few big ones biting. FISH ON!!!
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