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    Anyone have a few pointers on halibut spots around fox, hive, and the narrows? I have been fishing my butt off out there and I'm getting nothing but flounders or nothing at all, this is about as far out as I can usually go s I'd really appreciate any help.

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    I have seen them caught off Hive when the salmon are in the bay. Try off the rocky point west side of Rugged, there is also a nice looking hump on the west side of Fox between the two coves, never tried it but looks like it would hold some fish.

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    try off the Iron Doors and Eldorado Narrows

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    Thank for the help guys, I have tried those places.... ALOT but I guess that's fishin, I'll keep tryin!

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    My wife and I will anchor in 240 feet of water over the ridge that extends from the northern spur on the west side of Rugged Island for easy access to 10-15 lb halibut. We caught our limit fairly easily on Saturday. We find halibut there consistently from the end of June through about middle August. We drop a chum bag and simply fish with a herring on a circle hook. A real bonus is that we catch very, very few Arrow Tooth Flounder there and will occasionally get into Dusky Rock Fish as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by healerf18 View Post
    My wife and I will anchor in 240 feet of water over the ridge that extends from the northern spur on the west side of Rugged Island for easy access to 10-15 lb halibut. We caught our limit fairly easily on Saturday. We find halibut there consistently from the end of June through about middle August. We drop a chum bag and simply fish with a herring on a circle hook. A real bonus is that we catch very, very few Arrow Tooth Flounder there and will occasionally get into Dusky Rock Fish as well.
    Good advice and I will add that if you fish too close or more than 300' you will experience a lot of flounder. Keep it on the 200' side and things will get better.


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    Kevin,
    Not sure how far you can go out, but AKCAPT once stated a couple of miles south of Barwell can be good, look for the shallowest spot(313) and wait it out. I haven't gone that far south of Barwell but did try the south side a couple years ago. Although it was slow we did pick up a couple 25 lbers. If conditions allow it early in the morning it may be worth a shot & then just work your way in.

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    BTW - here's a short video of my wife catching her second halibut of the day off the northwest spur of Rugged Island.


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    Right on, thanks guys. We will hopefully be out there all weekend so if I dont catch some butts then I'm giving up!!!!

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    Try 200-300 yards off south side hive island, 240-270 feet of water. Nothing over 20 pounds but still have done well there from time to time.

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    From late July through August, we pull 100+ pounders off of Fox Island every year. I don't keep these larger fish, but we will pick up a few 100+ every year in the bay around Fox Island. As mentioned, we use rather large bait such as salmon heads and other components.
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