I finally got the boat in the water this weekend and headed out with the boys for some shrimping, camping, and a little bit of fishing thrown in. I'd like to say Mongo like candy, but for the life of me if my family was to depend on my ability to catch halibut in PWS they'd starve. Not to mention my boys don't have much patience for slow fishing. I did manage a small 'but on Saturday but was using a leadhead. The candy was stashed so I broke it out the next day on the way back.
The boys had the option of trying another alleged halibut spot or one of my rockfish spots that useally yields some nice fish. They said they'd rather go for rockfisyh. It ended up being one of my hands down best times fishing. We had about a 1/2 dozen Dall porpoises buzzing around the back of the boat and putting on a show, amazing weather, not another boat around and we managed to limit out on yellow eye in short order.
This pic pretty sums up the weekend for anyone who was able to get out and enjoy it.
A big thanks to Chris for developing a dandy jig. I'm pretty sure I was using one of the lighter ones and tipped it with a small tab of gulp on the single assist hook. My second yellow eye was one of the largest and it litterly slammed the jig right as it hit bottom and put on a pretty good fight. I put it on my older sons rod and he managed to get his two the candy. The youngest boy was running a leadhead with I think a green grubtail.
As far as the location, steep, rocky and about 250' deep When we'd drift shallower then ~200' the bite would stop so we'd motor back deeper and try again.