Pretty new to this sight just found it here about 2 months ago looking for better ways to catch halibut out of Valdez. Lot of great info have been going back through the pages reading tons of threads.
A little history on me and my boat, Got a 20ft 2012 Hewescraft Sport Jet 200 Optimax. This will be my fourth year with it. First year never made it out of the Narrows, was to nervous. Second year did a lot of exploring and learning about the weather. Did most of our fishing off of Bligh Reef and did ok but not great. Also learned to not beech the boat and go beach combing when the tide is still going out ( will try to load some pics). Last year we fished off of Knowles Head and Goose Island. One nice day we shot across Orca Bay and fished Johnson Point on Hitchinbrook for a couple hours but came back when the wind started picking up (still very cautious learning my limits).
This year I was thinking of trying the west side ( Glacier Is. area ). Maybe some deeper water in Orca Bay Just where it drops off looks good. Any other general location would be help full. From reading past post got a pretty good idea what to look for on the bottom structure. Thanks again Fred