Early Season Halibut Fishing

by CAPT. Ryan on March 27, 2012

Last weekend, the weather finally cooperated enough for us to get out on the water.  The snow melted, it warmed up, and the winter wind gave us a break for the day!  We headed out to the furthest edge of Sitka Sound, and found that the halibut were indeed starting their migration toward town from the ocean.  We ended up with 4 halibut and a plethora of other bottomfish including a limit of yelloweye rockfish. The largest of the halibut was about 32 lbs…a great eater!  As the weeks pass by, our halibut fishing will continue to improve, and typically the average size improves as well.  We will not be fishing this week because there is plenty of maintenance to do on the truck and the boat.  Look for another report by next weekend, and soon enough, there should be King Salmon fishing included.  For now, here is a picture of our big fish of the day!

Sitka Sound Winter Halibut Fishing

Winter Halibut Fishing

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