A group of eleven rented the boat for the day, light load for the Sea Quest. We went straight for Montague in hopes of catching some barn door butts. We tried a little deeper than usual, but had great success. The bite was slow at the end of the slack tide but as soon as the water started flooding into the Sound the fish immediately started slamming the herring. Our bite was consistent and we managed to pull a few nice fish off the pile. Our largest halibut was about 75 pounds and there were some others right around that size. Two fat lingcod and rockfish were also landed at our first spot . At around 2pm the water started to switch so we took out the jigs and made a few passes over some close rock piles for 9 lings. It didn’t take long to fill the boat, the lings were hungry today.
Still needed a few halibut at this point so we dropped anchor in some shallow water. We were a little early in the tide for this spot, but we waited it out and BAM! Savage bite of 30-50lb butts. One of my favorite days so far this summer in terms of fishing. We ended up with an awesome average of halibut and lingcod. It’s nice when the fish know your schedule. See you guys next week! FISH ON!!!