Monday, August 13, 2012

Halibut from a Kayak!



Finally got out to do a little more kayak fishing. Could you have asked for a better day weather wise? I don't think so! 

The chickens were out in force. Fished maybe 3 hours and had consistent action from halibut. Too bad they were all between 10 and 15 pounds. Boated maybe a dozen of them in 65 feet of water. Kept two and it's amazing how much meat you can get from these fish. 

Saw porpoises, otters, and seals. Saw salmon hopping around but couldn't tell what they were. Trolled for a bit but never did hook up. The interesting thing about today was even though I was soaking herring, the only fish I caught were halibut. No Irish lords, no cod, no skates...nothing other than halibut. 

I did land a few halibut that were just covered with large sea lice. Looked healthy otherwise but looked a little creepy. Didn't see any that seemed soft or thin. 




5 comments:

Pamela Funk said...

Looks like a great day!!

Daniel said...

Good to see a report from you Rudy.

Rudy T said...

It was great day! The lack of king fishing put a serious crimp in my motivation levels. Now the silvers. But the good news is there is still at least 3 more months of the open water fishing!

Fishing Poland said...

Fising is the best things to do n free time... you should try to go fishing in Poland!

Rudy T said...

I'd love to expand my fishing opportunities. Poland? Wow that'd be a trip! the only problem with living in Alaska is even after 40 years of living here, there are still new places to try! Maybe one day!