I finally have a few minutes and wanted to post on the huge change we saw in the halibut this year compared to last year. Last year most of the fish we caught were very thin and skinny with some less than good looking fillets. This year they were all fat plump fish and they seemed to run bigger. The fish we caught this year weighed far more per inch than last year. We caught these out of Deep Creek and only went out 8 miles. The water was a bit lumpy and 2 of the 5 of us were chumming so we did not spend a lot of time sorting. I am always thankful that I don't get seasick! The big one here was 37lbs. The fillets we got off of the fish this year were thick and looked spectacular compared to last year. Also many of the fish we caught had guts full of small fish where last year they were empty or had crabs in them. I hope the trend continues. A good forage base is the key to any fishery and it seems like this year they have a lot to eat.