July 14-2015

Largest Chinook : 38lbs.
Largest Halibut : 90lbs.
We finally got some rain on the coast and as expected the fishing changed up a little bit.  First day and a half slowed up the fishing in the area but the last two it started to heat up again.  The fish seemed to be holding in very defined spots and have various bites throughout the day.  Arnie's Hole has become very consistent for big Chinook, imitating small bait fish with the use of anchovy, needlefish, or small hoochies has proved very effective.  Number 5 has been extremely active for passing schools of both Chinook and Coho.  Protrolling herring down 40-80 feet has been a great way to nail the salmon when the bite comes on.  Number 13 has started to heat up as well, the conditions are about the same as what is going on at number 5.  The Jellyfish have been plaguing some of the bays like the honey hole and has made fishing fairly tough when trying to navigate around them.
The halibut fishing was fairly slow over the past few days, more big halis were brought in trolling for salmon then was done jigging on the regular bottm grounds.  Quite a few guys got offshore this past trip and did really well on it seemed either Lingcod or Snapper.  Each species seems to be congregating away from each other, so quite a bit of effort is put in towards trying to limit out on ground fish.
Another great trip and the catches seem to be ramping up to some fantastic fishing in the next week.