Went out to Whittier today, milled around for abit then went back to our pink filled bay and I was catching em every cast. Amazing how many pinks were there... when we first came in and spooked them we thought we were getting hit by our wake only to find there was a couple swells 2-3 ft high of solid fish, thousands of them if not tens of thousands.
After catching about 20-30 or so we went out to the entrance of the bay with a new jig (smaller hooks) for rockfish.
1st drop landed me a small 10 inch or so cod
2nd drop- 4 inch rockfish
3rd drop- 16 inch lingcod (not greenling)
4th drop- Yelloweye rockfish, decent dize, keeper.
5th drop- Greenling
6th drop- Another small cod
7th Drop- Copper rockfish (another good keeper size) - mom caught this one
8th drop- Snagged a starfish from 160 ft
9th drop- something quite big and lost it
It was nice to use the proper equipment and actually catch some fish in whittier!!! I was amazed to catch a lingcod; always wanted to try one- just wish it was bigger so I could have kept it.
I also have always wanted to catch a yelloweye so that was great (especialy since it was a fairly good size)
All in all a great day on the water- landed one pink 3 oz away from being a trophy fish aswell =/;
As for silvers reports coming in from radio transmissions sounded grim; things seemed scattered and very slow.
It was cloudy but didnt rain a drop- once again great day