July 12-2011

Largest Chinook : 47lbs.
Largest Halibut : 78lbs.

The good news is that the fish are growing, the bulk of the fish kept this trip were over 20 pounds.  Tyees are still fairly scarce but a 47 was brought in a couple days ago which shows some promise for what is to come.  The coho are still very active at the top end of the island and there is a fairly good mix of Chinook as well.  The better Chinook bites have been at Kettle Inlet, the Darkside and now Moore Island.  A good number of boats maxxed out at these spots hanging around all day waiting for the bite to happen and it usually did.  Spoons are still working very well, Nasty Boy, Party Girl(on cloudy days), Army Truck and green or chartreuse half and half's have been the best.  Pro Trolling herring has probably enticed the most fish out of everything out there.  Down 30 to 60 feet, depending on area and where the bait is hanging in the water column has been the most productive.

Not much to update on Bottom Fishing as not much was done, but big halibut are still rolling in from Parker Passage.  Drifting has definitely paid off for those trying over tying up to the buoys.