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    Default Fishing for tips on boats first Seward trip

    going down to Seward, 2nd trip this year ,went to the sound a few weekends ago fished by Ester Is did ok caught a few yellow eye and reeled up a few ling cod that we released ,we saw sea lions chasing a school of salmon so we followed them for a bit and tried trolling but the fish were moving to quick .jumpers every 5 mins or so as long as we were there but still was fun trying to get em ,still building a relationship with an older 30 ' fiberglass boat she ran ok last weekend .but don't want to go to far out just yet ,taking the wife and kids out for a few days and we are going to stay on the boat overnight if we find a good spot to anchor up.Does anyone have recommendations on where to fish for halibut in the bay or out and around there.
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    Well I don't know how far you are going out, but you can't beat thumb cove to anchor in.
    We camp there in our zodiac when ever we make it to Seward, & there are usually a 1/2 dozen or so boats anchored there over night on weekends. Nice & protected & if its to bad out you can always catch rockfish & sometimes butt at the North side of the cove right before the mouth of the bay.

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    How large a boat?? How much experience do you have? From Seward you can go either east or west. Day Harboy is good as well as the other way around Ailiak (sp) ot to the Chiswell Islands. If you are up to it Granite Island is a great run for fishing and you can duck back into 3 Hole Bay for a sheltered night.

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    If you can make the run, Montague has some awesome 'but and Ling Cod fishing. The lings can't be kept until July 1st (I believe).
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    Correct about the NO LINGS UNTIL JULY 1. Have had to let a couple of legal size lings go already. Good bass fishing and some beautiful yellow eye fishing so far

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    thank you for the tips we did well ,first day fished the south end of barewell IS got 2 butts a few cod and yellow eye .
    anchored in thumb cove,
    next day went around the corner of cape Resurrection to the first point after the open bay to the glacier got three butts and some more cod, anchored up around the first corner by what looked like a state cabin,in a small cove.
    then we hit south end of rugged IS did well on rock bass got another butt and anchored in fox IS, over all it was a good trip ,the best was yet to come after pulling the boat out ,we went to the beach off of nash rd and slayed 39 reds in about 3 hours ,came home w/200 plus lbs of fish.
    thanks again for the tips,
    Big BRUZ
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