Weather finally laid down enough for all of the Seward boats to reach our desired fishing grounds. We traveled again to Montague Island in search of some tournament winners. The boat was filled with repeat clients and my friend’s family from Wasilla. Our first spot turned out great, we landed a few fish in the 75lb & 95lb range, along with a variety of 15lb-50lb halibut. Very productive morning! The fish kept biting. I fired up the engines and was getting ready to make a move when Wags from Wasilla hooked a screamer on the white scampi. It was hard to tell the size at first but after a few minutes of fight we knew this fish was a barn door.
After the big one, the bite died off and it was time to make a move before the outgoing tide. I traveled another 7 miles to soak for a few more hours for some big ones. This spot was not as action packed as our first spot, we had only a few takedowns but no fish to show. We shortly slid off the spot to catch the boat a limit of buts and were successful at doing so. By 5:30 we had a limit of 52 halibut and a bunch of happy people. Today was one of the better days of the season, and I hope the great weather and great tides make for some more killer fishing.
The big one tonight weighed in at #181lbs jumping in the second place spot for the 2012 derby. Great job guys looks like we have to keep searching for that big one!!! FISH ON!!!