Took the gringo out with my son and daughter (she's missing from the photos cuz she was playing at the park) to do a little Silver, Ling and Halibut fishing. I titled this post "Bloody Decks on the Gringo" for obvious reasons!
Woke up in the morning to a light rain and low cloud cover. Talked to the guy at the store near the boat launch and he said there was five mile visibility, so with that we launched and headed straight to Chevel to start our troll. Cruise out was nice, made about 32 mph until Calisto and had to slow down to about 24 mph. Made it to Chevel and Agnes was packed with boats mooching. There was salmon jumping everywhere. Put the salmon rods out and immediately had a hit on a green hoochie, but no hookup. Within 10 minutes had another hit on a pink Brad's Cut Plug, but agin no hookup. Trolled through the narrows toward pony and noticed my lines had tangled which was a mess. Reeled that all in and had to cut the lines to clear it all. Decided to head to my first spot looking to hit the Lings and rock fish. Have to say thanks and major props to my buddy Charlie for hooking me up with that spot. Started hitting lings on the first drop, a small one. Then my son Kory hooks into what he thought was bottom until it took off. He finally got it to the boat and it was a huge Ling. After loosing a few jigs and catching a few other lings and a nice yellow eye, we set out for the next spot to catch halibut. On every drift with a lead head jig tipped with octopus we had a but on. The second one on the second drift was the big one in the picture, Really hated leaving while the bite was on, but all of us, especially my daughter was starting to feel a little sick from the rollers coming at us, so we decided to head in.
All in all, was an awesome day, did not rain on us while out on the water, fishing was hot and the size was amazing.
Kory's Ling Cod.jpgKyle's Halibut.jpg