Well, the 1 fish bag limit for halibut in SE is official now. Doesn't matter much to my freezer... non-guided anglers can still take 2 of any size. Sure hurts business though... $7500 in refund checks requested just today.
Be sure to tell every angler you see renting or chartering a boat not to kill the big spawners. The high-grading is already beginning, and bound to get worse. Actually, just tell every guided angler you see fishing for halibut that they should be fishing in Homer instead of SE Alaska... I'd rather see them take 2 50-60 lb. fish up there than taking 1 of the big females that they're hauling in here. It's probably much cheaper to fly to ANC and charter a boat with 20+ on it anyway... besides, you can take bigger (and more) ling cod and you can keep king salmon over 28" in August... seems like a much better destination than SE to me.
Happy Alaska Travels Everyone!