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    Just wondering if anyone fishes out of Seward or Whittier in the winter for rockfish/ling cod. Do the fish bit as well in the winter, or are there different approaches? Are they deeper or in the same places generally? I know most people don't go out when it gets really cold and most winterize their boats, but I have heard of some that do.
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    This summer was my first going out of Seward, the biggest downside I can see is the weather being agreeable and winter isn't going to help make the weather any better. Since it takes about an hour to get to decent rockfish I can't imagine there being many good weekends even if the fish are there.

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    I've found that the bite is a bit slow during the winter. I think they might go deeper but not sure. And yes the weather gets a bit rough. Especially out of Seward


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    I've found that the bite is a bit slow during the winter. I think they might go deeper but not sure. And yes the weather gets a bit rough. Especially out of Seward


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    Yeah Rob, with the cabin I'm down there almost every weekend, or at least twice a month. Sometimes it's just flat as a pancake and I''m thinking it would be cool to just run out to the Chiswells. Of course, like you, I need to get another boat first. Soon though, soon...
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    Haven't had a chance to fish for rockfish in the winter, but I imagine you don't need to run all the way to the Chiswell's. There are some good spots in the bay, and around Aialik point.
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    Most of the black rockfish and lingcod move away ( deeper) during the winter. I usually don't start seeing schools of them until April or May. There are a few quilbacks and yellow eyes around and an occasional school of yellow tail or dusky rockers but not like the peak season. I imagine they follow the bait.

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