We went out to Montague Island again today for a full day halibut trip. On our way out to the first halibut hole we stopped a few miles shy to catch a couple Pink Salmon for bait. We could see the pinks boiling on the surface of the water in the thousands. Within 5 minutes, we had already landed nine and were now prepared with an arsenal of baits for big halibut. We fished deep in hopes of hooking up a few hogs. By noon we had a few big takedowns on carcasses but the only thing that would stick to the hook were a big Ling Cod and a couple twenty to forty pound halibut. Since we are a week shy of opening day for Lings, we had to send those back. It was a good day overall but the shark infestation took the fun level down a few notches.
Weather was awesome again, hot and glassy in the gulf. Tomorrow we are expecting 15 knots of wind from the NE and 5′-7′ seas. Looks like a short blow, coming back down to variable 10 knots and 2′ seas by this weekend. The Halibut Tournament is almost over and the pressure is on. Let’s get em..FISH ON!