Camp Tamarack from Michigan came out for their annual Silver Salmon trip. Silver fishing has been a bit slow lately and we knew that we would have to work for them today. There was a total of 31 fisherman on board. We tried a spot inside Resurrection Bay first, which was full of bait but only managed to entice 2 Salmon to bite. It wasn’t long before we knew this wasn’t going to be a productive spot. Soon after we headed east to another Salmon spot that has been pretty good lately.
The wind was blowing about 15 knots in the Gulf but fishable by all means. We tried drifting but after the first go at it the wind was pushing the boat too fast. After chumming for a bit the Silvers started to show up. The kids fished hard, and pulled in a total of thirty-nine Silvers and one Pink Salmon. There were bait balls all over the surface of the water and a few whales working the schools of small baitfish. It was a great day of fishing considering the slow bite for the past week, I feel we did pretty good in comparison to the rest of the fleet.
Another good weather forecast tomorrow with NE wind 10 knots coming down to variable 10 by the afternoon. Tomorrow’s trip is a full day Salmon/ Halibut Combo charter and we plan on going to Montague Island. It seems the Island is the only place to get a consistent salmon bite, hopefully the big tide tomorrow will push out some of the dogfish. They have been in thick lately but strong current will usually move them out. FISH ON!