We were in Seward Saturday and did pretty good on silvers. Here's the lowdown:
We left the dock Friday evening about 8pm, and motored out to Cheval Narrows. It was raining off and on (mostly on), but we trolled herring and blue #5 Vibrax spinners and hooked two in a couple of hours. One was lost at the net, and the other shook off. I think both fish were on the spinner. It was getting dark, so I think they could find the spinner easier than our trolled herring.
It got late, and the swells and wind were out of the southeast, so we motored over to Agnes Cove, where we anchored for the night. Next morning we were fishing by 6:30 or so, and it just got better and better. Like the previous evening, we were seeing silvers on the fish finder, scattered from fifteen feet down to about 65 feet or so. Fishing ranged from good to fantastic. We ran a blue Vibrax on a downrigger at 52 feet, and two herring on planers that were probably running 25 feet or so. We did all our trolling on the west side of the narrows, wrapping around to the south side of the point. We saw a few jumpers, so there were fish all the way to the surface. The four of us limited out by about noon or so, and headed back to Seward.
We were hoping for some rockfish too, but we had no luck in that department.
Looks like the silvers have finally materialized in Resurrection Bay!