\We left the dock with a light load, only 9 people on a private charter. We arrived at the island at the tail end of an incoming tide and had to sit through the slack before the fish started to bite. As soon as the tide started to roll we hooked up a few Halibut mostly in the 25lb-30lb range but one at 110lbs. The sun was shining bright and there was a light wind over the fishing grounds. After catching most of our Halibut and a few Lingcod, we fished some nearby pinnacles. I positioned the boat at a high spot and drifted 9 jigs down the rocky ledge. As soon as the angler’s lines hit the bottom, 7 out of 9 rods had hooked giant Lingcod. It was fast and furious and we only needed two more Lingcod to limit the boat. Our next drift was just as good, whacking 2 right off the bat.
It was a fantastic day of fishing and the weather was spectacular, we couldn’t have asked for a better day. Tomorrow will be a bit sporty with southeast winds predicted at 15 knots and 5′ seas. It looks like the beginning of what will be a pretty good blow. NOAA weather is calling for winds more or less at 40 knots and 14′ seas for Thursday. Luckily, reports show that the Silver Salmon are in the bay and the bite is good. Until then… FISH ON!