Went on a halibut charter.
Morning ride out was really interesting. There was a 9 or 10 foot swell coming in, which made for a very up and down ride. Long wavelengths, they weren't steep, just lots of motion that took a couple people out fast.
We did not have a very successful trip. It was aggravating. I've used this charter exclusively for the last 6 years, and they've never let us down, so it wasn't lack of knowledge or effort. They put a long day in, stopped in several spots, trying to find a good bite. We just never found it. Sometimes fishing is like that. My wife got the biggest fish of the day, and her only fish, at about 75 pounds. I got blanked. Couldn't even catch a shark. Oh well. Next time.
I know we just had a bad day. Talked to a mate on another boat that we know, and they killed them. He said it was the best halibut bite he's ever seen, and they were in early. We were out from 6-8 and only caught a few fish on the whole boat. Wow.
But, the seas laid down as the day moved on, the sun was out and there were whale and porpoise everywhere. Really can't get much nicer of a day on the water in Alaska!
We'll try again in a month or so.