I'll be fishing in Ketchikan in early September this year for coho and halibut. Four anglers, self-guided out of Knudson Cove Marina.
I realize that herring are likely to be an important bait for both coho and halibut (trolled and jigged). However, I am curious to know whether it's common/easy to catch your own herring for bait, with small jigs. It seems like it could be a better option than buying half frozen, bleary-eyed fish in a styrofoam package.
Has anyone done this who can say whether it's worth the time and effort?