I've been on the island (POW) a couple days and have limited plus released fish each day. The fish are running at 10 pounds avg and plenty in the low teens being caught around me. No shortage of fish as the hatchery manager told me the trollers caught 178K already.
It's a trip mainly to fill the freezer back home so my fishing is focused on a hatchery return vs native wild runs.
Have also pulled two limits of Dungies off the dock with my ring net. 3 firstname.lastname@example.org or bigger. Easy. Caught 47 throwbacks between juniors and lady crabs. Kept a handful of red rock crabs, too. Cooked up nicely.
Piles of Pacific Cod or True cod as they call them here are just a jig away at the end of the dock. I tossed ten back today just to get a feel for what's down there. Big fish was 6#.
Another another location i fished for Spiny Dogfish and caught 7 with the big girl weighing 22# even. And just shy of 4'. Was a bit careless unhooking one and got spurred through the boot. Yeow! No blood but i felt it and got it on video.
This is the fish species caught list on day one.
Northern Rock Sole
Silver Salmon adult male and female and juvenile Jack Salmon
Pink Salmon male and female
Dungeness Crab male and female
Red Rock Crab male and female
Spiny Dogfish Shark 1 female -released
Day two was pretty much the same but the focus was on 6 coho first, then sharking a couple of hours after processing the Coho into the deep freeze.
So 3 more days to fish and back home.
PS...the fillet knife id a 9" blade and my height is 6'2" for scale.