July 23-2017

Largest Chinook : 35lbs.
Largest Halibut : 120lbs.

Fishing has been more typical for end of July fishing with big tides. The fishing is steady and the bigger fish are popping their heads out of their popular fish holes.  More and more tyees are coming in and the fish seem to be getting bigger as well, or at least the ones people are keeping.  The best Chinook spots have been Area 51, #4, Turtle Rock and Arnie's Hole.  Turtle has the makings to be a really great spot, lots of deep water around, tons of bait rolling through and holding the biggest of the fish in the area.  Anchovies are still ruling out there, maybe more out of habit now but there are schools of larger herring which seems to have been making the whole herring aproach with protrolls more appealing.  Flashers are still working great but Kone Zones or other similar attraction devices clipped to your downrigger line beneath the lure are making a big difference for the amount of Chinook Caught.  Kone Zones we generally don't keep in camp so it is something to think about bringing.

Offshore fishing has been great at Isnor Rock and Evans Rock.  Halibut fishing has been kind of drop and bop and if that doesn't work move on to the next spot.  Most of the halis were caught a little ways offshore at various pinnacles and banks, the inside waters did not give up a lot from the tie up buoys.