Friday, September 9, 2011

The last couple of days saw a nice salmon bite at the south end of Ten Mile, from the old Coast Guard lifesaving station down, and a better bite at Bird Rock. The Bird action only lasted for a day but it was close and steady, while the Ten Mile bite was a few short flurries. McLure's had some halibut and a few salmon as well, including a 26# salmon yesterday. Probably the best bet is still trolling between the Trees and outer red buoy in 40 to 60 feet of water, as close to the bottom as you can afford. The fish aren't stacked up in there but they are definitely passing through. There was a great halibut bite on the bar early in the week but it fizzled out by Wednesday when even the divers couldn't find any. A few were back yesterday but not like they had been. Catching bait has been quite a chore for the halibut fishermen, so be prepared to start extra early in order to catch enough. The rockfishing has been as slow as it gets for most people trying.