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    Default Eastside, Knight Island

    I am planning on a two day trip to Knight Island Vicinity, can anyone help me identify correct terriain for species. I am looking at the east side of Knight Island Bay of Isles and north. Is this deep enough for this time of year, what bottom am I looking for to gets some buts and rockfish, and also shrimp pots.

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    Rocking fish look for Rock bottom, kelp or some key terrian there I.E
    Pinnacle.

    Halibut you can find them in sand bottom, rocky bottom, kelp beds. Just about the same places you would for Rockfish

    Knight island close to the island is usally rocky. There are some deep holes there.


    Shrimp fiind a rocky bottom. Prefer a rocky bootom that slopes down..
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    I appreciate your help, IM an old commercial fisherman, and I know alot about Southeast Alaska, and the gulf, but this is new teritory, I better come back with food or Momma may not be so convinced about this whole boat thing.
    Anyway onthe Northern end of Knight Island, it seems like from what you said that the West side might be more productive than the East?

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    Yelloweye can be caught don't know if there but if you fish 200+ you might hook one.
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    IS this maybe not the best place to go?? I am thinking of fishing out of Northwest Bay. After examining the east side a bit more it looks like clay bottom and not very deep.

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    Last year I fished the area south of Sphinx Island and didn't get anything. But, there were plenty of rockfish to be had on the west side of Ingot Island.
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    when i go to knight i usually drift upper herring bay, have picked up yellow eye, a few legal ling, and silvers. drift outside the bay between upper and lower herring bays between 70-250' have picked up alot of halibut.... one thing when checking bait stop it just as it comes into sight under water and let it sit for a minute. have had alot of halibut follow the bait to the surface before hitting. usually later in the year the halibut in upper herring bay are alot shallower chasing the salmon. in the center of upper herring bay i usually stop the boat in 320' of water and drift..its a slow drift but you pick up large yellow eye and duskys, halibut will chase the duskys to the surface so keep a close eye for fish following anything to the surface. jeff

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    Well I will give you a report tomorrow as me and Wldboar are going out.
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    I am heading out tomorrow as well, ur name and call Sign??
    Sawltydog, 2026J, Ill stand by on 16. We should be in Whittier around noon and out for 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawltydog View Post
    I am heading out tomorrow as well, ur name and call Sign??
    Sawltydog, 2026J, Ill stand by on 16. We should be in Whittier around noon and out for 2 days.
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    Default Whittier fishing

    I fished Pigot point, bay and culross yesterday and did not catch anything. Fished herring, tried jigging. Slow day for all as I found out when back at the boat ramp.

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