Only had two paying clients today Jim and his father Ed. Just so happens that my two friends Craig and Richard landed a double on a full day halibut trip. We gave the meat the the paying clients and didn’t have any other takers on halibut. Still a nice day on the salt! Thanks to the crew for helping get those flatties aboard after a nasty tangle and one hanging for about ten minutes.
So Sunday we had an incredible day. After getting limits of salmon we halibut fished, and our first of three halibut was 74lbs. We had two others at 35 and 25. Monday we were going to try another combo trip , but the salmon took us all day to get because we had a sea lion problem, the worst I have ever seen. Here are a few photos of the last couple days. I am off today the 14th and 15th so I can take care of some business on land, but right back on the water Thursday for more fishing action. The salmon come fast some days and slower some others. I suspect that they are going to break wide open here in just a few weeks. We still have limit style fishing but it may take the whole day. Halibut as you can see are around, and rock-fish is getting ready to open up. Call me up and let’s get on these fish. Next year we are going to have a quota style halibut fishery, so this will be the last year of getting all we want. What I mean, is that there will be a poundage quota, and as it stands right now that quota is low. also we will most likely be lumped into area 2A, that is Washington, Oregon and Northern California down to horse mountain. Until next time, keep your lines tight and your attitude positive, captain Matt…….
The last few days have been good, we are having to hunt a bit, but when you find them one can usually scratch out a limit or very close to it. We have been fortunate to get limits the last few days. There are definitely some big fish around. Halibut are hit ans miss right now, however we may get our chance tomorrow. Here are a few pictures from the last few days.
Well all of the signs are there, and the fish are too. They just have not shown up in the numbers that we saw later in the session last year. However, the fishing this time last year is better, so I think that we are in for an exceptional season as long as the bait and water temp stick around. I had four yesterday and we did limit out, and I had three today and we limited out again. But, it took all day which I couldn’t believe because the signs are there, but the fish kind of scatttered. I think it is going to break wide open like last year any day now. Here is Dave with his first salmon ever. This was on the 7th., and I failed to take pictures today, but thanks to Joe his dad Hallie, and Mike for a great of grinding out limits. Let’s do it again soon! Calander is a little thin this month so call me up and lets go get them. Also there are a few halibut coming over the rail too!
I have been fishing for the last couple of days trying to hone in on the salmon, and learn how to work my new electronic toy’s. Just want to say right now, fishing is much easier, lol. Fish are around, I haven’t really given my full effort, because I have been taking friends that I owe favors to that wanted to go fishing, and I have been playing with the remote control of the auto pilot. However, there is sucess in our trips. Everyone is having fun and returning with fish. I feel ready to get serious and strart slaying the salmon. Halibut have been a blank for those who have tried and weather hasn’t permitted us to go down to the cape yet. I will post every day I fish as long as I can muster the energy. I want to give Arron Libow special thanks for not only being a great friend, but for building me the new rail around the back of the boat. Everything is so dialed in and looks great too! Thanks buddy, no way it could have happened without you, even if you didn’t like the idea of where I wanted my down riggers. I am able to put out six rods and the spread is perfect and it all fishes great. As you can see today we have done the right thing. Stay tuned and come fishing, it was a lot slower last year at this time, so I have a good feeling this is going to be another great year of fishing as long as the conditions stay like they are. Until next time, keep the lines tight and the attitudes positive, and we will have much fun this year…..Captain Matt