We hid from the weather today only running about 1.5 hours from Seward. The weather system has remained off shore for the most part this week so fishing close was far more comfortable. The fishing was a bit slow, which was expected. However we did put a few nice fish into the box, with 1 weighing in around 70lbs. By 1pm we had only eleven halibut and still need another 53. I was forced to move out of the calm seas and hammer into some chop for about an hour in order to get to the bio mass of halibut. Once we arrived the bite was ferocious, unfortunately the fish were ranging between 8lbs to 12lbs. At 3pm we tried another spot where I had caught a few nice fish years back. Not much size to any of them but we were able to limit the boat out in about an hour.
Fishing should start picking up for us soon here, the silvers are showing up and bait has finally arrived on the shelves. It’s been a tough spring but I think this fall will make up for it. Thanks for the great trip, See you next year! FISH ON!!!