There couldn’t be a better time to be on the water, flat calm, sunny and the fishing remains steady. The big trophy fish have definitely taken a rest but still the boats are catching and keeping a larger average size then in years past. Fish are still in the high teens and twenties and offering some epic battles out on the water. With such flat conditions and lighter tides, there is a lot of crap in the water. Some of the tighter spots like Arnie’s, Kettle and Honey Hole are fairly plugged but when a window appears they are putting up the nicest fish usually caught on the trip, #13-#14 seems to still be the most consistent place for both Coho and Chinook catches. #5 and Nob Hill have been great at times on the tide change. The area is still full of bait and the ocean is alive with all types of marine mammals feeding on it, porpoise, humpback and Orca. Dependant on where your fishing, anchovy/flasher seems to be still the best. Spoons and hoochies are working, but preference has been to the anchovy.
Bottom fishing is still off the wall. Ling and hali keep being brought in from offshore, and great sizes as well. Cliffe, the Boot and Aranzazu Banks have been the best fishing so far for those catches. Weather is supposed to change in the next few days and maybe drive some of the huge fish that we so want to see again back into the area.