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    Default Seward Halibut?

    My son and I spent the last two days in Seward and caught some halibut, but also caught another small flatfish with scales rather than skin, not sure what they are.
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    Halibut actually have scales, like most fish, they are just very tiny. Nobody is going to be able to help you id a fish without a description or photo.

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    Probably arrowtooth flounder.
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    Arrow tooth is my guess for sure.
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    Arrow tooth. I was down there this week and we caught several.
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    Arrow tooth flounder have sharp skinny teeth. I saw a guy at the cleaning tables with some hung up for a picture and was talking about his halibut. I didn't have the heart to pop his bubble. I hope they ate good for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idakfisher View Post
    Arrow tooth flounder have sharp skinny teeth. I saw a guy at the cleaning tables with some hung up for a picture and was talking about his halibut. I didn't have the heart to pop his bubble. I hope they ate good for him.
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    You know you are fishing in seward on a small tide set when the arrow tooth are bigger than the halibut.....

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    Limits of halibut for all of us today, not a single arrow tooth or cod, just halibut and two rockfish.

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    Ran out of Seward on Friday for a overnighter and went stright to Montague, our favorite spot a little to east and north of Cape Clear produced lots of 10 to 30 lb fish, held out on the last one and caught a 5'2" Halibut. First big fish that I caught on my new Shimano Travala rod, after about 20 minutes of "fun" handed the big butt off to my son. Most of the time the rod was in a 180 degree bend, with the folcrum of the lever (the rod)closer to your body it is eaiser to fight a big fish. .... freezer now full of bottom fish, time to look for salmon .... Great weather by the way.

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    Anyone got advice on halibut in the chiswell area? I was out there this weekend and nothing but huge yellow eye. With the limit change this year we were a bit more careful fishing, still released several. I picked up 3 butts around pilot rock on the way out atleast. I know to fish around some structure but pretty rocky out there. Is there sand /mud to fish in the chiswell area? Should I just go east instead to get on some fish?

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    I have never had much luck in that area, East works better for me. Look at your chart there is a mound south of pilot rock that holds a few Halibut when salmon are in at Pony Cove. Where ever you go expect Spiny Dog fish and Arrow Tooth, way more than I have seen this early.

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    Yup, gonna head east as long as the weather allows. I was headed to fish that hump south of pilot rock on the was back from the chiswells. Then I noticed another boat and I didnt want to invade his space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy82Hoyt View Post
    Anyone got advice on halibut in the chiswell area? I was out there this weekend and nothing but huge yellow eye. With the limit change this year we were a bit more careful fishing, still released several. I picked up 3 butts around pilot rock on the way out atleast. I know to fish around some structure but pretty rocky out there. Is there sand /mud to fish in the chiswell area? Should I just go east instead to get on some fish?
    yelloweye? darn it, thats what I was after this last week out of Seward. Did you catch them on halibut rigs or jigs?
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    half and half I would say. Halibut rig with just herring and as for the jig, bone yard baits glow and a white grub on 16oz head. The ones around pilot rock were smaller than the ones around the chiswells.

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    I've found if you want to catch larger yellow eye, fish in 250-350' of water.

    They don't seem to be that picky on what you catch them with. We've taken them on leadheads with grubs and shad's and most varieties of metal bodied jigs. I even took one with one of Chris' torpedo jigs yesterday.

    Here's one taken with an 8oz leadhead and a 9" white/red boneyard shad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy82Hoyt View Post
    Anyone got advice on halibut in the chiswell area? I was out there this weekend and nothing but huge yellow eye. With the limit change this year we were a bit more careful fishing, still released several. I picked up 3 butts around pilot rock on the way out atleast. I know to fish around some structure but pretty rocky out there. Is there sand /mud to fish in the chiswell area? Should I just go east instead to get on some fish?
    What changed for the rules? I thought seward has been 1 yelloweye for several years??

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    Chiswell-- Have not caught many halibut there, but all of them have been good size.
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