AND THE FORCAST WAS WRONG !!!!!
When I launched at 8:15 AM all was good and the forcast for Cape Suckling to Gore Point was for 3 ft. seas getting better as the day went on winds dropping to 10 kt variable, Seward was no more than 2 ft with winds light and variable ....
Well ... I hung a left at Cape Reserection and Barrwell Is. all good cruising at 30 mph ... along about Cape Farewell (on my way to south Montague Is.) it started going down hill, half way to Montague from Farewell I was looking at 5 to 7 ft seas coming right at me, bang bang bang ... lots of whitecaps and a dark line on the horizon.
I said enough of this, I had good luck in the past at cape Puget, not far away and I could work with these seas if not heading stright into them. When getting close I decided to change course and head to the west side of Ellerington Is. (Sp?) there is a good less than 200 ft footprint on the south end facing the Ocean. I Also fount three under water hills in that same area. The Hills rose from 200 ft to at one point I had a 29 ft. reading on my depth sounder. The Sounder was showing "shreads" of fish, too many for individual fish, soooooooooo. Even though it was uncomfortable I dropped anchor and was NOT able to get my white lead headed jig to the bottom ... where the anchor hooked up the bottom was less than 60 ft. When I caught the first rockfish, I unhooked the jig and threw it back in the water, I went to cut the gills to bleed the fish I had put in the cooler, all of a sudden my G Loomis poll started started going crazy, the jig was no more than 4 ft in the water but was being swarmed by rockfish dieing to be caught. Needless to say in about 10 minutes I had my limit of 4 all in the 10 lb range.
The waether continued to go down hill so I decided to head back, could not even make the dock in Seward because of the wind gusts, scraped up my Osprey and got some pole tare on it. I am sure everone who saw it were LTAO. All in all a realllllly bad day ... but I found a new hotspot, want to go back there after July 1st. ... bet you on a good day you could get some great big Ling Cod.