The Doyle family and friends booked another exclusive this week. The weather has not been in our favor the past few days and last weeks trip was rough but successful. Today we decided to stay a bit closer to home hoping to find a limit of halibut right out side the bay. The wind direction was NE so the mountain created a nice lee where we were able to fish without enduring any major swells or wind. We arrived at our spot and pulled out a limit of 26 halibut by 1:30pm. The fish were a great average ranging between 20lb-50lb. There seemed to be quite a lot of bait in the area because the humpbacks were bubble feeding within 1 mile of our fishing spot all day long. I was surprised by the quality of the fish considering we only ran 1/3 of the way to our normal fishing grounds. It’s amazing how many fish we must drive over daily in order to get to Puget bay or even further Montague. Since Montague has been Les than satisfactory lately we have been trying some different fishing areas and prospecting closer to home to stay away from the weather.
Today it defiantly paid off. We were all please with the great bite and constant action. After filling the boat with some flat ones we made a few drifts for some salmon just 2 miles away. I marked plenty of bait on the sounder but was surprised with the lack of salmon in the area. Every day seems to be getting a little better than the last. I am hoping the biomass will be coming in quickly so that we can start our combination trips this week Great ay fix wThatThjk