Granted I have not spent a lot of time in Whittier chasing halibut, usually its the silvers, but this weekend I finally caught my first one. At about 20 lbs I am not going to win any derbies anytime soon. Trying to hold the pole and gaff it at the same time was a little interesting because he was a head shaker.
The shrimp continue to elude me. The pot I put out by pigot was cleaned out of bait but no shrimp to be found. The one I had out by Applegate Island had a whopping 3 shrimp in them. Since I give all of the shrimp to my folks I was little embarassed to give them only 3 but they were happy none the less. I only used herring as bait, anyone have advice as to what works for them?
Caught one chum salmon near the end of culross and saw a lot of jumpers but no sign of the silvers yet.