Another great day out on the water. We eluded the weather by fishing close to home. It seemed the wind didn’t pick up until 10 miles outside the bay. We rounded Cape Resurrection and returned to the same area we fished during yesterday’s charter. Again, it was deep but well worth the extra reeling. Fourteen Halibut were landed in the morning, the biggest about 60lbs. The rest of the Halibut caught ranged between 15lbs and 30lbs. Right when we landed our last big fish, a monster was hooked off the bow. It was only hooked for about 20 seconds before spitting the hook and returning to the bottom. I was glad this fish got off early considering it would have been released since the angler already caught his big one. Reeling in a fish at 300′ of water causes a lot of stress and potential injury to it so the fact that the hook popped off in time was a relief.
At about 11:30 we switched to Salmon gear and made way towards a spot we heard was good in the morning. It took us a bit but we caught a limit of Silver Salmon and few more small Halibut. When we returned to the bay the wind was smoking out of the North making it the roughest leg of our journey. I’m looking forward to this coming week of fishing. The weather is coming way down and the Silver Salmon should really be heating up. FISH ON!