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    Default Suggestions for Halibut and Rockfish

    Hi all,
    I am looking to catch something besides salmon...BTDT. What I am wondering is what your views on where and who to go with for halibut and rockfish (specifically yelloweye) Can you get both in one spot or do I have to go different spots for each? Never caught either of these before, but I'm really looking forward to.

    Any suggestions?

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    Look up a charter out of Seward. You can usually get a nice mixed bag out of there. Homer may be better for lings and yelloweye but you have to go a long ways.
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    Default Hard Bottom and Pinnacles

    I think anywhere you go, look on your chart for those little blue circles (usually close to shore) indicating a ten fathom hump or pinnacle. When you see those you'll find the kind of bottom to pursue Rockfish of all kinds. They are usually clumped together indicating an area that is rocky with all kinds of pinnacles. It's not easy to drift thru these but very fishy.
    For a spot where you might find both I'd say look for Hard Bottom as in very rocky. Bottom should look thick red on your sounder with multiple echoes. Or on the chart there should be a "Hrd" in there among the depth marks now and then from NOAA surveys of bottom composition. That's solid Halibut country that may also have Yelloweye or other rockfish wandering around.

    have fun in the shallows with what you find there. Should be Fiesty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FbksFishinFool View Post
    Hi all,
    I am looking to catch something besides salmon...BTDT. What I am wondering is what your views on where and who to go with for halibut and rockfish (specifically yelloweye) Can you get both in one spot or do I have to go different spots for each? Never caught either of these before, but I'm really looking forward to.

    Any suggestions?

    If your going to seward check out http://justintimecharters.com/.

    Justin will work his butt off for you and is a home grown boy down there. We did well on butts with him a week ago and just layed the bass
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskachuck View Post
    We did well on butts with him a week ago and just layed the bass
    Man how much does that cost?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakbound View Post
    Man how much does that cost?!

    OOOOpppppssssssss LMAO Lets go with slayed the bass My bad!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskachuck View Post
    We did well on butts with him a week ago and just layed the bass
    Yeah I love fish as much as the next guy, but "doing well"(SIC) on the "butts" while "laying" the bass sounds a little much for me.

    Was that on an Alaskan charter, or was that on a trip to Thailand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HainesAKFisherman View Post
    Yeah I love fish as much as the next guy, but "doing well"(SIC) on the "butts" while "laying" the bass sounds a little much for me.

    Was that on an Alaskan charter, or was that on a trip to Thailand?

    Ill never tell. It is amazing what missing one letter can do to a thread
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    Good thing you didn't forget to put in the b too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishingNut View Post
    Good thing you didn't forget to put in the b too.
    Too funny!
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