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    Any Halibut or rock fishing area suggestions out of Whittier through Culross to Mc Clure Bay and maybe Deep Water Bay in Port Nellie Juan.
    We would really like to bring back something other then shrimp this trip and havenít had much success finding rock cod/pink eye/Ling/ black cod etc, or Halibut.
    We tried Lone Island last weekend but weather got bad and most good anchoring spots had hooks attached..
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    For rock fish try at the mouth of culross and port neil juan. fish off the rocks that our out there. Try shallow then work deep.
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    Pink eye is something you don't want to catch


    Touchť, and thanks for the tip Mr.Gray.
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    jsut try and find some rocky areas on your charts and give it a shot. rockfish are pretty easy to come by out there. between 90 and 112 feet you will catch alot of little ones. duskys and quill backs. if you want b****** yelloweye you will nee to get out of that zone and fish deeper. this is my personal experiance anyway.

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    We've caught halibut in Deep Water Bay, but it takes patience. We've also caught skate in there, which are actually really good eating. Most consider them to be trash fish, but the texture and taste is almost identical to halibut cheeks!

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    The only area I've consistantly hooked up on rockfish is out around Disk island to the North of Knight Island.

    I didn't get a chance to fish around deep water last year but plan to try that area if I get out there this summer.

    Just look for underwater pinnacles, saddles or morraines that go from ~150 feet on down to 400-600 feet. Either anchor up just on the down tide side of the terrain or drift over the high spot of your drift coincides with the tide.

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