Friday, August 6, 2010
Well, the excellent halibut bite died overnight. The warm water and limits of Tuesday turned to cold water and no fish on Wednesday. Even on Ten Mile Beach where the water is still brownish and 57 degrees the halibut are no hungry. The winds have dropped offshore so maybe the water and the fishing will warm back up. Salmon fishing was just OK. There were fish caught at the Keyholes in 30 to 80 feet of water. The more consistent bite was still at Bird Rock where fish were caught slowly all day. Those that stuck it out and fought the jellyfish to keep their gear fishing near the bottom in 80 feet had the best chance for success. I heard a rumor of good fish and no boats at Duncan's Landing but I can't verify it. On the plus side, the rockfishing was good.