The Sea Quest was filled with mainly repeat clients and friends from Alaska trying to beat the rush and capitalize on Seward’s awesome spring fishing. It was our first trip to Montague Island this year. After a 2.5 hour boat ride we dropped our anchor in a shallow area hoping for a few monsters. Spring fishing can be unpredictable.. some days you can’t get the bait down fast enough and others we really have to work for them. We made a few adjustments and moved, as the tide switched a little earlier then expected. Our second spot a few miles from the first was steady, nothing too big but a few 30 pounders hit the deck followed by one at about 50 lbs caught by Scott of Anchorage.
The King Salmon run strong this time of year in the area that we were targeting Halibut and Jay from Palmer was able to get a good hook set into a nice 15 pounder. The fish ran all over the boat reminding us of why we call them King Salmon. We were finally able to slide her into the net about 10 minutes after the initial hook up. Great Job, Jay!
Word on the water was that the Spiny Dogfish (sand shark) were covering the ocean floor in our last fishing spot and despite what the fleet said we decided to go there anyway. Much to our surprise the Halibut bite was off the hook- or better yet on the hook. We only managed to catch about 15 shark and limited the boat with a nice load 12-22 lbs Halibut.
Great Job everyone and thanks again for always choosing us to fish with. We appreciate your dedication to our business and promise to always provide you with the same quality trip. FISH ON!