I don't know that much about salmon shark behavior and was just wondering if anyone knows if they are in Kachemak Bay at this time of year. I was under the impression that they're migratory and only come up here during the summer to chase returning salmon.
The other day we hooked into something that my friend Jane could not stop at all. It wasn't the bottom because we were trolling about 10 to 15 ft. off the bottom. And, besides, it was moving diagonally away from the direction the boat was drifting. At first we thought it was just a REALLY big king, but it would have had to have been a giant which seems pretty unlikely. Maybe a BIG halibut, but I've caught halibut as big as 75 lbs. while trolling before and was able to at least stop it and get it to the boat. Possibly a harbor porpoise because I know they are out there, but we didn't see any on the surface all day. Whatever it was it was totally unstoppable. We ended up cutting the line when the spool had about half emptied and it wasn't slowing down at all. We were afraid the rod was going to break because it just made a beeline away from us and wouldn't stop.