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    is there sea bass around green island in PWS. they seem to be slim to none around the west side of knight. do i need to be south of montague to get them?

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    No, go find some rocks! If you can't then send me a PM

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    Last time I was out over near Axle Island they were like catching bluegills. Rocks 50-100 feet of water and a 4 oz. jig and a plastic shrimp tail.

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    Are seabass the same as Black rockfish? I also like to use scampi tail jigs (4-8oz) for shallow water rockfish and halibut.

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    Find rock formation or pinicales. and they will be there. Also kelp beds are another good spot. You can find them as close as pigot point all the way to montague
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    hmm maybe i ought to slow down and wet a line once in a while . i have caught a few around the needles but have never really gotten into them in prince william sound. once out of seward we got into them where every cast produced one and we limited out realy fast. i need to find me one of them in PWS.

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    You are running right by them by the thousands. Save some fuel and look around the rocks. They are much harder to catch earlier in the year. By July and August the should be everywhere.

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    John take some trolling herring and rig it up like you are going to mooch for salmon. Be sure to use a 40 pound test leader about 6 ft long. Use a weight according to water condition and current. You can all so cut your bigger herring in to strips and lower it down. If the bass or Halibut are down there they will hit it. The trolling herring are just more natural looking than a chunk of cut herring. You do not want your bait to be to big. Silver spoons like the croc and the Cast Master also work. Jigs in the 1 to 2 oz range are also good.
    Working the edges of the kelp beds is also good for Rock Fish and big halibut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCAPT View Post
    You are running right by them by the thousands. Save some fuel and look around the rocks. They are much harder to catch earlier in the year. By July and August the should be everywhere.
    Second that.
    I have spots in June that will not produce much but when July and Aug hits it's game on!!!!!!!
    These spots when you through bait or a lure the water turns black with them. For the most part those are the small to med fish. The big ones at these spots stay below them.
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    I have found them all over the sound in large numbers when silver fishing. I have caught them off of Naked, Knight, Smith, Bligh, Goose, and Hinchinbrook Islands so I would assume you would find them on Green but I haven't fished there. Gets quite entertaining when they start competing with the silvers for jigs. They don't seem to be to particular in what they bite, 6 oz. jigs, pixies, spoons anything that flashes. They are fun with light tackle on days when the halibut fishing is slow. Great fun for the kids as well.

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    Nice pic. They are good eating if cooked right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambling raven View Post
    I have found them all over the sound in large numbers when silver fishing. I have caught them off of Naked, Knight, Smith, Bligh, Goose, and Hinchinbrook Islands so I would assume you would find them on Green but I haven't fished there. Gets quite entertaining when they start competing with the silvers for jigs. They don't seem to be to particular in what they bite, 6 oz. jigs, pixies, spoons anything that flashes. They are fun with light tackle on days when the halibut fishing is slow. Great fun for the kids as well.
    I can second that motion, sometimes these yummy critters are hard to keep off the line.

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    That is one funny looking black bass
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    try to fish in waters <60' so you can safely release small fish so they can spawn.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    try to fish in waters <60' so you can safely release small fish so they can spawn.

    You heard it from AKPM.. SO it's now law!!!!!!!!! Violators will be caned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    That is one funny looking black bass
    That is what is known as a brown bass and it has a cousin called the green bass!

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    I've got to do a lot more searching around for these guys - about all I had a lot of success with last year in terms of rockfish in PWS was kelp greenling . .

    Now Seward is another matter . . . .

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    Gull island in homer is pretty good
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    Are you saying you can catch black bass around gull island? if so I will have to try it.

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    yes. If you can put up with the smell from it.
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